Variations on the Right to Remain Silent

Feature Anne Carson

Silence is as important as words in the practice and study of translation. This may sound like a cliché. (I think it is a cliché. Perhaps we can come back to cliché.) There are two kinds of silence that trouble a translator: physical silence and metaphysical silence. Physical silence happens when  [...]

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Issue 07



Winter 2009


​Anne Carson recently published NOX (New Directions). She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000.


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