Davis author Mark Corwin will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss his new book, “Words in World Literature.”
You may have seen a movie where a language other than English is spoken, and English subtitles shown on the screen. You may have read a literary work where a language other than English is translated into written English. You ask yourself: “How can I appreciate the beauty and the power of any language?”
Your ability to read and write one sentence will answer your question, Corwin says. His proposition is that appreciating the beauty and the power of any language is not as daunting as it seems — if you know the practical application of two basic principles that he advances in his book.
Twelve foreign language texts are on display in the book, each of which is accompanied by literal and idiomatic translations.
Corwin received his bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and Russian language in 1989 from UC Davis.