Susan Bernofsky writes about the history, theory and practice of literary translation, particularly in the German-speaking world, as well as modernist and contemporary literature.

Clairvoyant of the Small: The Life of Robert Walser

Supported by grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Lannan Foundation, and the Leon Levy Center for Biography. Forthcoming May 25, 2021 from Yale University Press.

In Translation: Translators on Their Work And What It Means

This anthology co-edited with Esther Allen collects essays by many of the most respected translators working today.
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Foreign Words: Translator-Authors In The Age Of Goethe

This study of the dramatic technical and aesthetic advances in literary translation techniques in the context of late-18th-century Germany concentrates on the work of major authors Hölderlin, Kleist and Goethe.
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