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May 17, 2005

Reading the World: French in Translation

by Ron Hogan

Last week, the French-American Foundation handed out translation prizes to Helen Marx, who published a new English-language version of the Jacques de Lacretelle novel Silbermann through her own imprint, Helen Marx Books, and to Arthur Goldhammer, who re-translated Democracy in America for the Library of America. Now, we've all seen de Tocqueville in a couple of editions, but Silbermann has never appeared in English before.

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