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translations

forthcoming

Dante: The Story of His Life by Marco Santagata
(Harvard University Press, 2015)

The “First German Philosopher”: The Mysticism of Jakob Böhme as Interpreted by Hegel by Cecilia Muratori (Springer, 2015)

The Art of the Publisher by Roberto Calasso
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Penguin Books, 2015)
 

published

Ardor by Roberto Calasso
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Penguin Books, Nov 2014)
A ‘book-length essay’ about ritual and sacrifice in Vedic India more/...

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The Combover by Adrián N. Bravi
(Frisch & Co, November 2013) more/...

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
[translation of author’s revisions for new edition]
(Mariner Books, April 2014) more/...

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Inventing the Enemy by Umberto Eco
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Harvill Secker, Sept 2012) Collected essays

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The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Harvill Secker, Nov 2011)
shortlisted for the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

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Umberto Eco in conversation with Richard Dixon (in Italian) at the Italian Cultural Institute, London – 25 February 2012
( Part I | Part 2 | Part 3 - on YouTube )

Zibaldone by Giacomo Leopardi
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Penguin Books, July 2013)
A member of the team of seven translators on the Zibaldone Project run by Rome and Birmingham (GB) Universities; as representative of the team he was awarded the Premio Ginestra 2014.

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Semantic Polarities and Psychopathologies in the Family: Permitted and Forbidden Stories by Valeria Ugazio (Routledge - April 2013)
Read Tim Park’s review of the book in the Guardian here

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biography

Richard Dixon lives in Italy and has worked full-time as a translator since 1996.

He was one of the translators of Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone (published in 2013) and has translated works by Umberto Eco (The Prague Cemetery - 2011 and Inventing the Enemy - 2012) and Roberto Calasso (Ardor - 2014 and The Art of the Publisher - due 2015).

He has also translated poetry by Franco Buffoni, Eugenio De Signoribus and Alba Donati.

He was called to the Bar in 1978 and spent the 1980s in full-time practice as a London barrister with experience of civil and criminal cases, and appearances in the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.

His play, Just Another Case, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC World Service in 1992.

In 1989 he and Peter Greene moved to Italy’s Marche region where they live in a rural canonica they restored during the 1990s.

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An adjoining cottage and chapel have been converted into rental accommodation. Details here

Download a full biography here

contact

Richard Dixon
strada Santa Barbara, 5
61043 Cagli PU
Italy

tel:  (+39) 0721 790215
fax: (+39) 0721 0431154
cell (+39) 333 8159921

info@write.it