Friday, 15 November 2013

William Weaver, translator

Very sad, and moved, to read Susan Bernofsky's in memoriam post for William Weaver, one of the great translators from Italian.

Weaver is the English translator of one of my best-loved Italian books, Italo Calvino's Il castello dei destini incrociati/The Castle of Crossed Destinies. Bernofsky links to an interview with Weaver in the Paris Review which has some fascinating insights into the working relationships Weaver had with his authors. His marvellous reflection on the process of translating a paragraph of Gadda is also available online here.

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