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Lit & Lunch: Re-translating a Masterpiece | SOMA

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE

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For the re-translation, Mitchell spent a week with Grass in Danzig, discussing word choice and visiting actual locations used in the book. The result is a fresh new translation that, as Mitchell says, offers a valuable new companion to the original translation. “A translation is a reading,” Mitchell writes, “and every reading is necessarily personal, perhaps even idiosyncratic. Each new version offers, not a better reading, but a different one, one that foregrounds new aspects of the text, that sees it through new eyes, that makes it new.”

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