Don Quixote Translation Joust

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Translators Peter Bush and Margaret Jull Costa enter a translation duel at the Don Quixote Translation Joust

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Translators Peter Bush and Margaret Jull Costa enter a translation duel

Don Quixote may be one of the best loved books in the world, but most of its readers have only encountered it mediated through the work of its translators. Why does that matter? Because each time a translator rewrites Cervantes’s novel in their own language, they are making a million little personal, creative choices that will affect how their readers experience it. Translators Peter Bush and Margaret Jull Costa to produce rival versions of the same short extract, which they will be defending live on stage and that will shed light on Quixote itself and on how translation really works. Unlike normal duels, there probably won’t be actual bloodshed, but you never know. Refereed by Daniel Hahn

Supported by the Instituto Cervantes

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Name: Don Quixote Translation Joust
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £5.00
Senior 60+: £4.00
Student: £3.00
Registered Unemployed: £3.00
Under 18: £3.00
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