Tagged translation

Robert Alter completes his monumental translation of the Hebrew Bible

Robert Alter in his natural habitat, the home office where he does most of his translating. (David A.M. Wilensky)

  SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — “When God began to create heaven and earth, and the earth then was welter and waste and darkness over the deep and God’s breath hovering over the waters, God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And there was… Read more »

The Jewish translator behind Elena Ferrante — and Primo Levi

Editor and translator Ann Goldstein seated in the Conde Nast cafeteria at One World Trade Center in New York City. (Erica Brody)

NEW YORK (JTA) — It was back in the fall, at an event at BookCourt in Brooklyn, when translator Ann Goldstein was first asked for her autograph by an eager reader. Goldstein was caught by surprise. After all, this was before her work appeared on The New York Times list of “100 Notable… Read more »