I do not hesitate to read ... all good books in translations. What is 
really best in any book is translatable – any real insight or broad human
 sentiment. Ralph Waldo Emerson | Entweder der Übersetzer läßt den Schriftsteller möglichst in Ruhe, und bewegt den Leser ihm entgegen; oder er läßt den Leser möglichst in Ruhe und bewegt den Schriftsteller ihm entgegen.Friedrich Schleiermacher | Malheur aux faiseurs de traductions littérales, qui en traduisant chaque parole énervent le sens ! C'est bien là qu'on peut dire que la lettre tue, et que l'esprit vivifie.Voltaire | Me parece que el traducir de una lengua a otra es como quien mira los tapices flamencos por el revés.Cervantes
The invention of law in the West

The invention of law in the West

Law is a specific form of social regulation distinct from religion, ethics, and even politics, and endowed with a strong and autonomous rationality. Its invention, a crucial aspect of Western history, took place in ancient Rome. Aldo Schiavone, a world-renowned classicist, reconstructs this development with clear-eyed passion, following its course...
Prize for German-Italian Translation

Prize for German-Italian Translation

On March 27, 2012, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Commissioner of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for Culture and Mass Media, and the Italian Ministry for Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, will confer the Italo-German literary translation Award, this year in its...
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Paladino Palazzo Reale

Paladino Palazzo Reale

Paladino Palazzo Reale, edition of the exhibition catalogue in Italian and English, with translations by Elizabeth Burke, Giunti, Florence 2011