Daniel Duzdevich On the Origin Recap
Our event with Daniel Duzdevich and moderated by Maryam, a graduate student at Rockefeller University, was fascinating. Daniel spoke about his process “translating” Darwin’s original text into modern English. He discussed how it was most important to keep the ideas and the content of the text the same while stylistically altering the prose.
Maryam prompted Daniel to share his experience with the text, including when he first encountered it in his years in college. The audience was extremely attentive and interested in what Daniel learned through his project. A few myths around Darwin and his theories were debunked; like that he hardly ever sketched the specimens himself. We are always excited to see so many faces in our store, especially when people are enthusiastic about a book. We had a lot of fun hosting Daniel and Maryam and we can only hope that they will want to come back again.
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