On Translating Pan Tadeusz: A meeting with Prof. Bill Johnston
February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Kosciuszko Foundation is pleased to host an evening with Prof. Bill Johnston, acclaimed translator of literature from Polish to English, winner of 2012 PEN Translation Prize and Three Percent’s Best Translated Book Award. Prof. Johnston will present his most recent translation work: Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania, by Adam Mickiewicz. He will talk about historical and cultural significance of the book, challenges in translating the poem and will address the questions: what is Pan Tadeusz, and what can it be for English-language readers of the twenty-first century?
Free and open to the public. RSVP on the Kosciuszko Foundation website.