December 4th, 2009

Harriet Vane

Jane Austen in French

Dear Friends,

I'm delighted to be able to say that my essay on translations of Austen called Jane Austen in French has been published in ekleksographia wave two, October 2009.

Now you might say this is just another essay on Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility. You would be wrong as it is genuinely centrally about central issues in translating texts which I picture here by this oneiric lake and temple. In translating we look into the pool of art rather than nature directly.

Eugene Atget, Grand Trianon, Pavillon de Musique, 1923-24