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This edition: Mark Polizzotti

Episode Details

Original tape date: August 20, 2018.

First aired: October 24, 2018.

Why does Michelangelo’s sculpture of Moses depict him with horns? Why do we think the Garden of Eden’s forbidden fruit was an apple? The answers lie in failures of translation.
Renowned translator Mark Polizzotti of the Met Museum discusses those failures and much more in his latest book, Sympathy for the Traitor, a lucid and even humorous translation manifesto.

Guest List

Mark Polizzotti Author/Translator; Publisher & Editor in Chief, The Metropolitan Museum of Art