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In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What It Means

Edited by Esther Allen and Susan Bernofsky

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Paper, 288 pages, B&W Illus.: 1,
ISBN: 978-0-231-15969-2
$29.50 / £20.50

May, 2013
Cloth, 288 pages, B&W Illus.: 1,
ISBN: 978-0-231-15968-5
$89.50 / £62.00

Read Haruki Murakami's essay on translating The Great Gatsby. (to view in full screen, click on icon in bottom right-hand corner)

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About the Author

Esther Allen teaches at Baruch College, City University of New York. She has translated a number of books from French and Spanish, including the Penguin Classics anthology José Martí: Selected Writings. A former fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, she was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for her work promoting a culture of translation in English.

Susan Bernofsky is a leading translator from the German. Her translations of works by Robert Walser, Jenny Erpenbeck, Hermann Hesse, and others have been honored with the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize, the Calw Hermann Hesse Translation Prize, and fellowships from the NEA, NEH, PEN Translation Fund and Lannan Foundation. Chair of the PEN Translation Committee, she teaches in the MFA program at Columbia University and blogs about translation at www.translationista.org.

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