The Department of Hispanic Studies Translation Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston presents: “Translating Fernando Pessoa and His Personas”, by Richard Zenith.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:30 PM
Healey Library, 11th floor, Room 0011A
This event is free and open to the public! [Conference and discussion to be held in English]
Richard Zenith is an internationally-known editor and translator of Portuguese prose and poetry. His Fernando Pessoa & Co: Selected Company (Grove Press) won the 1999 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and his new version of Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet (Penguin) was awarded the 2002 Gulbenkian Prize for Portuguese Translation. Zenith’s translations also include Education in Stone: Selected Poems (Archipelago Books), by Brazilian poet João Cabral de Melo, and four novels by António Lobo Antunes (Grove/Atlantic). He is also the author of short stories and poetry in Portuguese.
Mr. Zenith will also give a talk entitled “Fernando Pessoa and the Portuguese New State circa 1930” at UMass Dartmouth