25 Years in Translation

Yale University Press just released this video in which Norman Manea, author of The Hooligan’s Return, discusses what it’s like to write as an exile of Romania.

“… to move to a new language means to learn to write a love letter with a dictionary.”

Don’t be daunted by the length. The video was beautifully made and the 6:48 it takes to watch it will feel much shorter. (Just think of it as 300+ seconds.)

Beth Golay

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