Book Launch by Cold Spring Author Michelle Woods at Butterfield May 20

New Paltz Assistant Professor’s Subject is Vaclav Havel and the Politics of Translation

Michelle Woods is launching her book about Václav Havel, Censoring Translation: Censorship, Theatre and the Politics of Translation, at the Butterfield Library this Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m.  Havel was one of the foremost human rights figures of the last century; a playwright who led the peaceful Velvet Revolution to overthrow Communism in the ex-Czechoslovakia. His plays, though, had a troubled translation history into English and the book looks at why, and whether the plays have been overtly politicized and fundamentally misunderstood in the West. Woods is a Cold Spring resident and an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY New Paltz.

For more information visit the publisher’s website.


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