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Film & Discussion- Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten (The Woman with 5 Elephants)

Posted Jan. 30, 2012
Film and Discussion

Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten (The Woman with 5 Elephants)

Friday April 13, 2012
7:30 PM
Michael Schwartz Auditorium (KSU)

The IAL presents Vadim Jendreyko's documentary, Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten (The Woman with 5 Elephants), a profile of Svetlana Geier, the "small and formidable woman who was the pre-eminent translator of Dostoyevsky's novels into German."  The elephants in the title refer to her 20-year project to re-translate his five major novels.  This astonishing documentary features a subject rarely seen on the screen, literary translation, and an extraordinary heroine whose life spanned most of the twentieth-century, from Communist Ukraine to Germany and back.