This year I honor Helena Lozano Miralles, Spanish translator for Umberto Eco. I first checked out her translation of Decir casi lo mismo from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Eco argues that translating is “saying basically the same thing”, which oversimplifies the talent of his own faithful translator.
At a street booth in Medellín, with books jammed in every imaginable direction with Tetra skills, I spotted the upside-down spine of El cementerio de praga. Thankfully it had little to do with horror and mostly made me hungry for Italian and French food. It’s still sitting on my bookshelf here in Texas.
Next up on my reading list? I’ve been saving his most famous work for last: El nombre de la rosa.
What’s on your bookshelf or library list by female literary translators? Who are you reading now?
Thank your translator for selecting amazing books from around the world, peeling off the language barrier word by word, and depositing works of wonder into your two hands.
Grazie Umberto Eco, y gracias Helena Lozano Miralles.
“I help professional and entrepreneurial women excel, and women who seek elective office win. I help them to step up and move up, by being the leader they know lives inside, while keeping their integrity, and to build a tremendous tribe of dedicated followers.”
Do you know other women in Denton who deserve recognition?
How are you being bold for change, today and every day?
This January 28, Tinto Tinta Translations will be at the ELEVATE: Women in Business Conference at the North Branch Library in Denton, TX. Come early to meet, greet, and treat yourself to a morning coffee.
ELEVATE! Women Finding and Sharing Success
Join us for a day of women finding success in the business and creative world. A panel of successful local businesswomen will tell their stories to inspire you and vendors will be available to discuss their products and services. Women are ‘raising the bar’ on success in Denton!
Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vendor Tables 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Networking & Refreshments 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
North Branch Library: 3020 N. Locust St. Denton, TX