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Translating Manuel Puig - Suzanne Jill Levine - <span class="date-display-single">03/09/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Translating Manuel Puig

03/09/2020 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Madison Room

*** CANCELED *** Due to illness and unforeseen circumstances, Suzanne Jill Levine will not be able to appear in Madison.


Levine is the acclaimed translator and biographer of the flamboyant and often persecuted author of Kiss of the Spider Woman. In her talk, she traces the remarkable life and career of Manuel Puig, an Argentinian banned by the Peronists and shunned by the left for his multi-layered, often erotic novels. She will discuss the process of translation and Puig's role among Latin American authors.

About Presenter Suzanne Jill Levine


Suzanne Jill Levine is a leading translator of Latin American literature, and professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara where she directs a Translation Studies doctoral program.  Her scholarly and critical works include her award-winning literary biography, Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman, and her groundbreaking book on the poetics of translation The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction (published in 1991 and reissued this year by Dalkey Archive Press), along with her classic translations of novels by Manuel Puig.


Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman

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