“The Translator Dances the Tango with the Text”

Picture Josée Kamoun

French Translator Josée Kamoun

French translator Josée Kamoun has translated novels by more than a dozen writers, among them works of Philip Roth and John Irving. In a recent article on worldcrunch she gives insight views into her professional life and explains what makes her work so adventurous. For Kamoun, translation is the combination of a mask to hide behind, the possibility of performance – she compares her work to that of an art restorer or actor – and a rare pleasure.

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Read an interview with Josée Kamoun (French language)