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Meet the MET's Publisher & Editor in Chief Mark Polizzotti for his last boo...

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Traduire, c'est Trahir ?? Mark Polizzotti, himself a translator of authors like Patrick Modiano or Gustave Flaubert, explores what translation is and what it isn't, and how it does or doesn't work. Translation, he writes, “skirts the boundaries between art and craft, originality and replication, altruism and commerce, genius and hack work.”

In "Sympathy for the Traitor: a Translation Manifesto", he shows us how to read not only translations but also the act of translation itself, treating it not as a problem to be solved but as an achievement to be celebrated—something, as Goethe put it, “impossible, necessary, and important.”

Nicholas Elliott, US correspondent for Les Cahiers du Cinema, will moderate a conversation about the practice, theory, pitfalls, and controversies of translation with Mark Polizzotti, author, translator, Publisher and Editor in Chief at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This event will be in English and French ! Light refreshments served after the conversation.

AFDC Member / Culture Pass: $10 + Processing Fees. General Admission: $15 + Processing Fees

Book on sale for signing after the event.

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