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The Resource Essays two : on Proust, translation, foreign languages, and the city of Arles, Lydia Davis

Essays two : on Proust, translation, foreign languages, and the city of Arles, Lydia Davis

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Essays two : on Proust, translation, foreign languages, and the city of Arles
Title
Essays two
Title remainder
on Proust, translation, foreign languages, and the city of Arles
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Davis
Title variation
Essays 2
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Language
eng
Summary
A collection of essays on translation, foreign languages, Proust, and one French city, from the master short-fiction writer and acclaimed translator Lydia Davis. In Essays One, Lydia Davis, who has been called "a magician of self-consciousness" by Jonathan Franzen and "the best prose stylist in America" by Rick Moody, gathered a generous selection of her essays about best writing practices, representations of Jesus, early tourist photographs, and much more. Essays Two collects Davis's writings and talks on her second profession: the art of translation. The award-winning translator from the French reflects on her experience translating Proust ("A work of creation in its own right." --Claire Messud, Newsday), Madame Bovary ("[Flaubert's] masterwork has been given the English translation it deserves." --Kathryn Harrison, The New York Times Book Review), and Michel Leiris ("Magnificent." --Tim Watson, Public Books). She also makes an extended visit to the French city of Arles, and writes about the varied adventures of learning Norwegian, Dutch, and Spanish through reading and translation. Davis, a 2003 MacArthur Fellow and the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize for her fiction, here focuses her unique intelligence and idiosyncratic ways of understanding on the endlessly complex relations between languages. Together with Essays One, this provocative and delightful volume cements her status as one of our most original and beguiling writers
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YDX
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1947-
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Davis, Lydia
Dewey number
814/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3554.A9356
  • PS3554.A9356
LC item number
  • A6 2021
  • E88 2021
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Authorship
  • Fiction
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Art
  • Art
  • Authorship
  • Fiction
  • Reading
  • Writing
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Essays two : on Proust, translation, foreign languages, and the city of Arles, Lydia Davis
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 571 pages
Isbn
9780374148867
Lccn
2019020199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)1136969222
  • (OCoLC)on1136969222
Label
Essays two : on Proust, translation, foreign languages, and the city of Arles, Lydia Davis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 571 pages
Isbn
9780374148867
Lccn
2019020199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1136969222
  • (OCoLC)on1136969222

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