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Mozart’s Third Brain: Translating in Concert

A Bilingual Reading and Discussion with Goran Sonnevi and Rika Lesser

Apr 16, 2002 | 7:00 pm

Göran Sonnevi

“We are here in the ultimate lives of our bodies
negations of the ultimate negation
We are complete parts of the world
We rise up out of infinity like the limestone flats from the sea Like the stars up from the unknown future’s
ultimate darkness
We are denials of infinity
One day we shall reach all the way there
–Göran Sonnevi, excerpted from Åby, Öland; 1982

Swedish poet Göran Sonnevi and his translator, poet Rika Lesser, read and discuss their collaborative working methods and the principles of translation which guide them, as well as the impact translating others has had upon their own work.”

Sponsored By Poets House


Apr 16, 2002
7:00 pm
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