David Bellos

Sep 27, 2022

On Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables"

A Discussion with David Bellos

New Books Network 2022

Over 150 years later, Les Miserables is a story that still resonates with readers and audiences around the world. The story highlighted the unjust social class system of 19th century France by moving the underrepresented lives of the poor and miserable to center stage. But this wasn’t something unique to France. It was, and still is, a global issue. Victor Hugo knew this story had worldwide relevance and he wanted it to be accessible to all readers. Professor David Bellos is a Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He is a well-known translator and author of the translation studies text Is That A Fish in Your Ear? His teaching interests include modern and contemporary European fiction and translation studies. See more information on our website, WritLarge.fm.

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