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David Bellos

David Bellos

David Bellos is the director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, where he is also a professor of French and comparative literature. He has won many awards for his translations of Georges Perec, Ismail Kadare, and others, including the Man Booker International Translator’s Award. He also received the Prix Goncourt for George Perec: A Life in Words. He is the author of the book Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything.

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A Few Oddities about Language

How do you give directions if your language has no &amp;quot;left&amp;quot; or &amp;quot;right&amp;quot;? Why would you need a word for the number 1.25? And how do you translate a joke? David Bellos looks at the peculiarities of language and the art of translation as a part of his book IS THAT A FISH IN YOUR EAR? TRANSLATION AND THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING.

The Novel of the Century

David Bellos
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award, 2017

Les Misérables is among the most popular and enduring...

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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

David Bellos
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An NBCC Award and Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011
One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

People speak different...

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