1 Nov 2011

Art or Echo - Can poetry be translated?

From Literary Translation: Art or Echo?, 9:02 am on 1 November 2011

English writer George Borrow once said, "Translation is at best an echo." Amelia Nurse looks at four wildly different translations of a single poem by Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, with Jean Anderson, director of the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation. Marco Sonzogni, senior lecturer in Italian at Victoria University offers additional commentary and Ray Henwood provides some dramatic readings.