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  • The Jewish translator behind Elena Ferrante — and Primo Levi

    March 8, 2016 | 1:29 pm

    It was back in the fall, at an event at BookCourt in Brooklynwhen translator Ann Goldstein was first asked for her autograph by an eager reader.

    Goldstein was caught by surprise. After all, this was before her work appeared on The New York Times list of “100 Notable Books of ...

  • Netanyahu offers inquiring U.N. interpreter a job in Israel

    November 18, 2013 | 10:59 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there will always be a job waiting in Israel for a U.N. interpreter caught wondering aloud at the excessive number of anti-Israel resolutions.

    Netanyahu played a video recording of the incident during Sunday’s regular Cabinet meeting and...

  • Peter Cole receives MacArthur ‘genius award’ for poetry

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    January 10, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Poet, translator and publisher Peter Cole is among the 24 recipients of the 2007 MacArthur Foundation fellowships, or genius awards, as they are popularly known. The no-strings-attached award, honoring creativity, includes a $500,000 stipend that is paid quarterly over five years....
  • The Poetry of Lamentations

    By Dennis Gura

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "The Book of Lamentations: A Meditation and Translation" by David R. Slavitt (Johns Hopkins University Press. $15.95).

    David R. Slavitt's new translation of Eicha (Lamentations) demonstrates his masterful sensibilities and poetic fortitude. Avoiding the abstract and distant language...

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