For the final week of National Translation Month, we’re celebrating it with an intimate look at the life and writings of Donald Keene, Jacque Schiffrin, Vladislav Khodasevich, and Chip Paing-yaun. Tomorrow, we’ll highlight the life and work of the late Donald Keene (June 18th, 1922 – February 24th, 2019)—a famed translator of Japanese literature. On Wednesday, Sandra Smith will reflect on her experience translating Amos Reichman’s biography Jacques Schiffrin: A Publisher in Exile, from Pléiade to Pantheon. On Thursday, translator Sarah Vitali will discuss Vladislav Khodasevich’s memoir Necropolis—a literary graveyard of Russian symbolism. And, we’ll wrap up on Friday with a piece about Chi Pang-yuan’s memoir The Great Flowing River: A Memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan.
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