December Events Update: Marian Schwartz (Anna Karenina) & Oral Fixation
December 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
Deep Vellum is proud to help present the following literary events in Dallas this week:
reading from her new translation of
(Yale University Press)
Wed. Dec. 10th, 7pm. Free.
More information can be found here.
Deep Vellum & The Wild Detectives present an unparalleled literary event: master translator Marian Schwartz (Austin resident and translator of Deep Vellum’s author Mikhail Shishkin) reading from and discussing her new translation of Tolstoy’s immortal Anna Karenina.
Tolstoy produced many drafts of Anna Karenina. Crafting and recrafting each sentence with careful intent, he was anything but casual in his use of language. His project, translator Marian Schwartz observes, “was to bend language to his will, as an instrument of his aesthetic and moral convictions.” In her magnificent new translation, Schwartz embraces Tolstoy’s unusual style–she is the first English language translator ever to do so. Previous translations have departed from Tolstoy’s original, “correcting” supposed mistakes and infelicities. But Schwartz uses repetition where Tolstoy does, wields a judicious cliche when he does, and strips down descriptive passages as he does, re-creating his style in English with imagination and skill.
SHOW #1: Wyly – Studio Theatre
Mon. Dec. 8th, 8:00–9:30pm
Buy tickets here.
SHOW #2: Texas Theatre
Wed. Dec. 10th, 8:00-9:30pm
Buy tickets here.
This month’s show will feature stories about thinking differently, unconventional wisdom and, yes, shipping!
Highlights include April Swartz-Larson, the recently crowned lesbian homecoming queen at McKinney High School, Julia Cotton of Dallas Comedy House fame, Ernest McMillan sharing his chapter as a Black Power fugitive in West Africa, Jenny Block of the Huffington Post who will reveal the secret to her open marriage, and Maureen Bordelon, author of the how-to parenting guide, My Autism Hat Rack.