Monday, August 29, 2011
Edith Grossman Frowns: On the Challenges of Translation in America
“We English-speakers are not interested in translations,” says translator Edith Grossman. “I don’t believe that this will change soon...”Grossman, who Harold Bloom has called “the Glenn Gould of translators,” could spend hours savoring and sifting through the minimal aspects of the art of translation. In recent years, however, she has dedicated a good chunk of her energy in a crusade to defend the literary and human value of her profession.