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In other words...

  • Jun 8, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • Victory Cafe

Translation is the most under-appreciated of the literary arts, and one of the most challenging:  it has to be faithful to the old language while working well in the new one.  There's rarely just one "right" way to translate a text. (I've done a bit of translation, so I've dealt with those challenges.) And in the long run, since the languages we speak never stop evolving, classic writing will largely live on through its translations.

For the June event, our topic will be foreign-language writing translated into English.  There's important writing in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and many other languages. And there are some brilliant people in the translation field.

As usual, if you want to read something off-topic or you'd rather just listen, that's OK with us.  And if you want to read your own writing, so much the better!

Victory Cafe is in Mirvish Village, just southwest of Honest Ed's, near the Bathurst subway station.


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  • Abdullah

    I wish i was around that day.Would love to share my new experience with a group of enthusiastic ,book lover like you about literary translation.Also read my piece that i translated from Arabic to English.
    I hope i can in the near future.

    June 2, 2014

    • James M.

      You can read it next time. The topic's just a suggestion: you can read anything.

      June 2, 2014

  • Liz

    I won't be able to make this one because I'll be in a dance show that day. There's a run of shows though, so you guys are welcome to come see one of them on another day. Here's the website where you can order tickets.

    May 19, 2014

  • Galya T.

    Looking forward to meeting some new people! I love reading and wish I had enough time to read as much I would absolutely love! :)

    May 18, 2014

  • amanda

    my first time :)

    May 16, 2014

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