Deborah Smith, Francesca Orsini, Paulo Lemos Horta, Radha Chakravarty and Sholeh Wolpé in conversation with Adam Thirlwell

 

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“Even a mediocre translation,” writes Adam Thirlwell, “will convey a writer’s essence; his style, in other words.” Citing Proust, he insists that style is a matter of vision, not language. Fellow translators and linguists Deborah Smith, Francesca Orsini, Paulo Lemos Horta, Radha Chakravartyand Sholeh Wolpé in conversation with Adam Thirlwell discuss what is gained and lost in translation.