Interview with Roger Allen

March 17, 2009

Al-Ahram has published a lengthy interview with Roger Allen, translator from Arabic. There is some hyperventilation throughout the article at the shocking idea of introducing any change to the original in a translation, as if the text’s recreation in an entirely different language weren’t in itself a pretty major alteration, but it’s an interesting overview of the field of Arabic translation and of Allen’s career.

Via Pierre Joris.


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