Something Understood: a radio programme about translation

I’ve been very busy recently, with not much time to post here. But today I came across a radio programme that I can share (quickly!) with you. It’s from BBC Radio 4 and is called “Something Understood“. In the programme,

Mark Tully negotiates the challenges, pitfalls and delights of translating ideas, emotions and even music, into different languages, cultures and forms of expression.

“Something Understood” lasts 30 minutes and discusses the translation of literature, poetry and music (in the form of “variations on, or musical translations of, Paganini’s Caprice 24”). It’s available for another 4 weeks on the Radio 4 website.

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When the poet died: on translating remembrance

The translators’ poet laureate (and rapper!)

The king’s speech — and how to translate it

By Marian Dougan


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