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Fifty Outstanding Translations

 by Julie Hanus

Tags: literary news, books and publishers, translation, anniversaries, rankings, Translators Association, Society of Authors,

pretty booksThe Translators Association of the Society of Authors is 50 years old this year, and to mark its anniversary, the group has released a list of 50 outstanding translations—from the past 50 years, but of course. Are your favorites on the list?

Translating is a noble but complicated endeavor, as we’ve discussed in some recent posts, which is why I’m happy to partake of the organization’s expertise, in spite of its modest claim that the list is “a sampler… by no means definitive.”

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