Reader: Felstiner, John

Accession Number - 436

Date: 10/15/81
Length: 60 minutes
Tape Quality: good
Collection: Poetry Center
Ethnicity: sales
Use Policy: SFSU Campus only
Content: "Translating Neruda: The Way to Macchu Picchu." Discusses problems in translating: word choice, affinities, and antipathies with individual texts, etc. He reads translations of Neruda's poems: "Nixon Frei and Pinochet," sections from "Heights of Macchu Picchu," a section from autobiographical prose, "The Frontier," from "Twenty Love Poems," "I Explain a Few Things," and "The Great Urinator." Discusses Neruda's translation of two lines from Whitman's "Song of Myself" and Neruda's version of Romeo and Juliet. Question-and-answer session. Mayes, Frances (Intro.)

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