Links Roundup, May 20 – 24

Announcements

Enter Asymptote’s “Close Approximations” translation contest. Entries accepted between June 1st & September 1st. http://ow.ly/lm3Fw

Celebrating Lorca in New York (among other things)… http://ow.ly/lhdV0

Still time to plan for these events from the Center for the Art of Translation. http://ow.ly/leLGh

Call for submissions: Asymptote is looking for material for its July 2013 issue. http://ow.ly/lchxQ

 

Reviews

“Genius or merely a good writer? I’m not quite convinced that Shishkin is the next-big-thing.” http://ow.ly/ljEp1

“Praise for translator Anna Summers who renders these blunt tragicomedies with crisp phrasing and textured color” http://ow.ly/lhepV

“Basti” is “strewn with beautiful language” but good for those “interested in leaving their comfort zones.” http://ow.ly/lcisz

 

Readings & Discussions

Of ebooks, translation, and the bottom line. http://ow.ly/lm4Tt

“I don’t want to domesticate Paddington (bear).” http://ow.ly/lm4yU

“Authors are hungry for translators and translators desperate for recognition.” http://ow.ly/lm1Fr

Ann Cefola – “pantomiming sentences to get a better understanding of knottier phrases” – at Intralingo. http://ow.ly/ljESJ

“An Approximate Time Line of Twisted Translations” – simply looking at this chart is a pleasure. http://ow.ly/ljDGM

Haruki Murakami on translation and his apparently unexpected popularity. http://ow.ly/lheNu

“It’s amazing to have a book taken into another language.” http://ow.ly/lhdbR

“The translator has to violate the text.” http://ow.ly/leMGo

More thoughts on women in translation. http://ow.ly/leMtN

Check out the Poetry Translation Centre’s video archive of poets and their translators – too much for just one visit. http://ow.ly/leM5t

Dan Brown’s translators, packed into a clandestine location… http://ow.ly/lcjbU

What do publishers want (from books in translation)? http://ow.ly/lchNO

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