A BBC Radio 4 programme on literary translation
Thread poster: Lesley Clarke

Lesley Clarke  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:13
Spanish to English
Aug 7, 2013


These programmes are only available for a week after they are first broadcast



Barbara Carrara  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:13
Member (2008)
English to Italian
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Thank You! Aug 8, 2013

This is overflowing with inspiring thoughts.
(e.g. 'The ultimate translation is in the reader's mind', Ian McEwan, 00:23:37)
Thank you, Lesley!


United Kingdom
Local time: 18:13
German to English
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review Aug 8, 2013

Here's a perceptive review (by a translator) of the programme:


Ana Honrado
Local time: 18:13
English to Portuguese
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Wow Aug 9, 2013

Thank you so much for this!!


Phil Hand  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:13
Chinese to English
Always good to hear the beeb talking about us Aug 10, 2013

Even if it is slightly frustrating to be compared to "amateur musicians" and to hear the presenter reinvent the wheel: "the better a translator does their job, the more invisible they become." Yes, that's why Venuti wrote "The Translator's Invisibility"!


United Kingdom
Local time: 18:13
German to English
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Another appraisal of the programme Aug 15, 2013

This one's from Edith Grossman.

If you don't know who Edith Grossman is, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Grossman


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