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The Art of Translation
Authors reading from their own work is an old tradition, but here is something a little different—a translator reading from his own work. Robert McCormick gave a reading recently at Franklin University in Switzerland, where he is Professor Emeritus in Literature and Creative Writing. The text was his translation of Louis Philippe Dalembert's L'Autre Face de la mer. Known in English as The Other Side of the Sea, this brief, exquisite novel tells the story of a woman and her grandson in Haiti, both of whom yearn to escape Duvalier's dictatorship.