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Event Date: 1st Oct 2019 | 19:00

Translating Brecht: A Poet for Our Times

Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, SW7 2PH

To celebrate International Translation Day 2019 we are delighted to present a discussion of Brecht's poetry in translation, featuring two award-winning translators and Brecht experts, David Constantine and Tom Kuhn:

"Translating Brecht – around 1200 of his poems – we knew him to be a poet as vitally important in our times as he was in his own. In any number of voices, moods and poetic forms he asks the critical question: how do we live? And the further questions that come of it: how should we, how might we, live? We shall present both the problems and pleasures of translating him, some of the ways of going about it, something of what we learned."

Posted: 11th Sep 2019 | 00:50

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