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About "Shanghai Baby" and literary translations: Interview with Bruce Humes

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A recent comment to a post in Paper Republic brought me to this very shareable interview with Bruce Humes, 
http://bruce-humes.com/archives/759

 

In this 2009 interview Bruce Humes talks about his translation of "Shanghai Baby", and also about his life in China in general, and about literary translations. His views on  translation offer much ground for thought, including good advice for  people engaged in, or considering, literary translation. 

His blog, where this interview was published, has many other interesting-looking articles. 

 

Bruce Humes is also the translator of The Last Quarter of the Moon by Chi Zijian, about the Evenki minority of remote Heilongjiang, one of my favourite contemporary Chinese novels, not less because of Humes' excellent English translation.

 

His blog, where this interview was published, has many other interesting-looking articles on Chinese literature and on translation. 

 

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