Translation: Jeffrey Yang and Robyn Creswell
Jeffrey Yang, poet and editor at New Directions and New York Review Books, and Robyn Creswell, poet, contributor to the Review, and poetry editor for The Paris Review, discuss the books they translated for New Directions. In Bei Dao’s autobiography, Open Up, City Gate, translated by Yang, personal narrative mixes with Chinese history. Abdelfattah Kilito’s The Tongue of Adam, translated by Creswell, considers the genesis of multilingualism through historical debates on the language of Adam, the first man.
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