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     Of possible interest to list members:
     
      
     
     THE BRITISH LIBRARY
     Centre for the Book
     
     WORLD BOOK DAY LECTURE
     
     Thursday 23 April 1998
     at 18.15
     
     PETER McCAREY
     
     `TRANSLATOR TRATTORIA'
     
     
     On the birthday of both Shakespeare and Cervantes, the translator, 
     essayist and poet Peter McCarey discusses automatic translation from 
     the days of alchemy to 'the computer age'. With new material on the 
     early days of simultaneous interpretation, Dr McCarey asks, and begins 
     to answer, `Will machines ever translate like humans? Will it matter?'
     
     Author of the critical study Hugh MacDiarmid and the Russians 
     (Edinburgh, 1987), as well as the poetry collections Town Shanties 
     (Glasgow, 1990), The Devil in the Driving Mirror (London, 1995) and 
     Tantris (Lines Review, 1997), Peter McCarey is the Head of English 
     Translation at the World Health Organization. He also teaches 
     translation at Geneva University.
     
     
     Venue: British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 
     Admission 4 (usual concessions 2.50)
     Tickets from the Box Office, tel: 0171-412 7222
     
     
     (Richard Price)



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