Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Center for the Art of Translation mss., 1994-2010, consist of editorial files, proof copies, correspondence and other material relating primarily to the Center's publication of Two Lines, an annual bilingual anthology of international literature featuring work from approximately twenty different languages. The aim of the Center, which is located in San Francisco, is to broaden cultural understanding through international literature in translation, with programs in publishing, teaching, and public events. Two Voices, a bilingual reading series, was launched in 2006 to provide a venue for important cultural dialogue and exchange and reach readers of world literature in the Bay Area and beyond. It features international authors and translators from around the world. The Center also sponsors Poetry Inside Out, a literary arts program that fosters imagination and builds students' problem solving, critical thinking, and literacy skills through the translation and composition of poetry in secondary schools. Poet, translator and editor Olivia E. Sears is President and Founder of the Center.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Writings; II. Translator Information; III. Publicity.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 2009-2011

Collection size: 1,700 items

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