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Art Talk with Chad W. Post of Open Letter

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"Brocante de Meylan" by Filipe Ferreira via Flickr

Is translation an art or a science? If it's true that something is lost in translation, is something also gained. Why bother to translate literature from one language to another anyhow? For answers to these questions and more, today we're talking with Chad Post, publisher of Open Letter Books, a literary press at the University of Rochester dedicated to "cultivating an appreciation for international literature."

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For more on literary translation, check out the NEA's Writer Corner where you'll hear from our 2011 Creative Writing Translation Fellows.

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