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Brodsky in English Book Launch Event
September 5, 2023 @ 9:15 am–11:00 am
Join Zakhar Ishov as he virtually launches his new title Brodsky in English!
Zoom Link Here: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/67240414468
A deeply researched account of Joseph Brodsky’s evolution in English as a self-translator and a poet in translation
Joseph Brodsky’s translations of his own Russian-language poems into English “new originals” have been criticized for their “un-Englishness,” an appraisal based on a narrow understanding of translation itself. With this radical reassessment of the Nobel Prize winner’s self-translations, Zakhar Ishov proposes a fresh approach to poetry translation and challenges the assumption that poetic form is untranslatable.
ZAKHAR ISHOV is an affiliate researcher at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden.