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Talking Translation: Sheila Fischman Roch Carrier ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB528348
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Tamara Lynch, Floyd Elliott
Directors:  Claire Helman
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Biography, Canadian Literature, Documentary, French, Language Arts, Literature, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1993
Running Time:  16m 38s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Literary translation opens doorways to the literature of the world. This video focuses on award-winning literary translator Sheila Fischman and Québec writer Roch Carrier as they discuss their respective roles and their particular method of working. The process of translation is demonstrated by French and English readings from three Carrier novels, including the 1992 prizewinner of the Leacock Medal for Humour.

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