All items: Paul Valery

Duncan Forbes describes the challenges and consolations of translating poetry and how it can help us to gain an insight into earlier times, distant cultures and other minds.
Confronted with the task of writing a series of children’s picture books on themes such as Democracy and Civic Pride, Deborah Chancellor was unsure how to make these attractive to a five-year-old readership. But then a walk with the dog and a hamster named Nigel came to the rescue.