30 Mar Re-Translating La Celestina
Peter Roland Bush
Tuesday, March 30 / 12:30 PM
Peter Bush is an award-winning literary translator born in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and now living in Barcelona. He read French and Spanish at Cambridge, and researched Spanish fiction and history in Oxford. After teaching in London schools he became Professor of Literary Translation at Middlesex University and then at the University of East Anglia where he also directed the British Centre for Literary Translation. He has translated over fifty novels and screenplays including Pedro Almodovar’s The Flower of My Secret. Recent translations from Spanish include the Renaissance novel Celestina and Juan Goytisolo’s Juan the Landless and, from Catalan, The Enormity of the Tragedy by Quim Monzó. Current projects include García Lorca’s Sketches of Spain, Valle-Inclán’s Tirano Banderas and Najat El Hachmi’s The Last Patriarch. He will discuss his new prose translation of the masterpiece Fernando Rojas’ La Celestina, as part of his book tour to launch this fascinating Penguin Classic.
Sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Dept. of History, Medieval Studies, Translation Studies, Latin American & Iberian Studies, and the IHC.