Tuesday, December 11th, 12:30 pm
San Francisco, CA: Lit and Lunch, 111 Minna

San Francisco: Lit and Lunch Series

Translating Turkish Literature with Aron Aji

Find out how a religion survives without any art. That's just what happens in A Long Day's Evening when the Emperor of Byzantium orders the destruction of all religious paintings and icons. Veteran Turkish translator Aron Aji here talks about his work with a masterwork by 20th-century Turkish author Bilge Karasu, often referred as "the sage of Turkish literature."

Recipient of a National Translation Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, Aji here discusses the challenges inherent in working from this challenging language. For more info, contact: sesposito@catranslation.org

Lit and Lunch is held at 111 Minna (Minna and Second Street).  Event is FREE!


Books related to this event:

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A Long Day's Evening
Bilge Karasu
2012 Edition
Shortlisted for the 2013 PEN Award in Translation: Turkey's great experimental modernist pens a philosophical novel in three parts about desire, faith, and the psychology of prohibited love.