Episode 24: This Little Art by Kate Briggs

Introduction

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In episode twenty-four, we discuss This Little Art by Kate Briggs.

What is it to translate another writer’s words? What is to consume a translation? Taking as her starting point her own translations work, Briggs explores these questions and so much more in her genre-bending novel length essay This Little Art.

Witty and thoughtful and with as many questions as answers, This Little Art is an original and layered discussion of the art of translation and perhaps of what it means to read and to write, too.

Show Notes

Kate Briggs’s This Little Art by Carlos Fonseca: https://bombmagazine.org/articles/kate-briggss-this-little-art/

Kate Briggs, “This Little Art”: https://translationista.com/2018/07/kate-briggs-this-little-art.html

Did He Really Say That? On the Perils and Pitfalls of Translation: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/books/review/kate-briggs-this-little-art.html

How Do We Judge Translations?: https://lithub.com/how-do-we-judge-translations/

WAITING TRANSLATIONS: A CONVERSATION WITH KATE BRIGGS: http://www.musicandliterature.org/features/2017/11/20/a-conversation-with-kate-briggs

Why Translation Deserves Scrutiny: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/10/23/why-translation-deserves-scrutiny/

Changing, Adjusting, Expanding: Conversation On The Art Of Translation With Author & Translator Kate Briggs: https://www.bookculture.com/blog/2018/08/21/changing-adjusting-expanding-conversation-art-translation-author-translator-kate

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