The Art and Science of Translation

14th February 2012

David Bellos has spent his life working with words, often in languages other than his native English. A professor in the departments of French and Italian and comparative literature at Princeton, he is a translator of international renown whose new book, “Is That a Fish in Your Ear?” explores how people understand each other — or not — in various situations and settings.

A recent write-up of his teaching on the Princeton University website begs the question: don’t you wish your university seminars had been THIS good?

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