David Bellos





David Bellos

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David Bellos is the director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, where he is also a professor of French and comparative literature. He has won many awards for his translations of Georges Perec, Ismail Kadare, and others, including the Man Booker International Translator’s Award. He also received the Prix Goncourt for George Perec: A Life in Words.


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Balzac: Old Goriot
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Georges Perec: A Life in Words
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Jacques Tati: His life and art
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Balzac: La Cousine Bette
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Romain Gary: A Tall Story
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“The difference between a translation and an original is not of the same order as the difference between powdered and steamed coffee.”
David Bellos

“To expand our minds and to become more fully civilized members of the human race, we should learn as many different languages as we can. The diversity of tongues is a treasure and a resource for thinking new thoughts.”
David Bellos

“But a world in which all intercultural communication was carried out in a single idiom would not diminish the variety of human tongues. It would just make native speakers of the international medium less sophisticated users of language than all others, since they alone would have only one language to think with.”
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