Links Roundup, June 10 – 14

Announcements

Author Ghassan Zaqtan and translator Fady Joudah to share the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize. http://ow.ly/m1QD7

FIT 20th World Congress call for papers: Man vs. Machine? http://ow.ly/lZvV5

You’re invited: a virtual literary salon with Lisa Carter. http://ow.ly/lXauz

The Translation Lab program at Ledig House is even bigger this year. http://ow.ly/lX85B

Congratulations to Alyson Waters and Nora Scott, winners of the French-American Foundation’s translation prize. http://ow.ly/lUFXn

 

Reviews

“…Absolute precision in Levine and Ernst Powell’s immensely satisfying translation.” http://ow.ly/lZwg5

“Translation is its own OuLiPian exercise, so (American member) Daniel Levin Becker is in a uniquely insider position.” http://ow.ly/lUI4c

 

Readings & Discussions

“They were sprouting wildly / Like grass on a blank sheet of paper” http://ow.ly/m1ROg

“It is impossible to translate a work from the past and not be influenced by what has happened since.” http://ow.ly/m1RAP

Listen to this substantial conversation with the incomparable Edith Grossman. http://ow.ly/m1R6G

You must translate these women. http://ow.ly/lZwRS

“I love the actual process, the puzzling, the challenges.” – Judith Wilkinson on translation http://ow.ly/lZwzN

“Naked as Joseph when his brothers had stripped him / of his many-colored coat—but you’re going to be king” http://ow.ly/lX8vz

“From what I’ve seen, life shrinks to this: / have the best time you can / as long as you can.” http://ow.ly/lUJlA

German translator Peter Lewis on grammar, dialogue, puns, and slang. http://ow.ly/lUJ50

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