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Translating a Past that Haunts the Present

Where: CUNY Grad Center , 365 Fifth Avenue , New York, NY (Room 9100)

Acclaimed authors Jenny Erpenbeck and Philippe Claudel join their American translators, Susan Bernofsky and John Cullen, to discuss the delicate art of incorporating the fraught history of Germany and France during WWII into their fiction and then getting this fictionalized history translated into English. Audience members will be invited to try their hands at selected translation problems as well. Moderated by Susan Bernofsky, MFA Program in Writing and Translation, Queens College.



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