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William Weaver - Tracking Down Foucault's Pendulum
Translators sometimes become involved in strange investigations and quests. In translating two novels by Umberto Eco, I have found myself collecting books on medieval monastic architecture, on the secret of the pyramids; sometimes I spend long minutes consulting Latin dictionaries, or reading the article on Thomas Aquinas in my old Brittanica. And, on this bleak November day, I was tracking down the pendulum invented by Jean Bernard Leon Foucault and displayed in 1851 in the Pantheon in Paris to demonstrate the rotation of the earth. Foucault's device not only supplied the title of the Eco book I was then translating, but it - and its surroundings - also played an essential role in the story. To translate two climactic chapters, I had to study the setting with my own eyes before I could try to step into the author's shoes.
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