Thursday, 30 December 2010
Review of Flaubert translated by Lydia Davis
A rich, interesting review by Julian Barnes in the London Review of Books of Lydia Davis's new translation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. The review gets right into the nitty-gritty of the text.
For more by and on Davis as a translator of Flaubert, see here. On her previous translations see this exchange about her translation of Proust in the New York Review of Books. For a thought-provoking example of intertextuality in Davis's work not directly related to translation, see here.