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The translator[1] was apparently pals with Eco and translated several of his books. I got curious and ended up finding a paywalled diary of his experience translating the book[2].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Weaver

[2] https://www.jstor.org/stable/43470168?seq=1#page_scan_tab_co...

Not paywalled. You have to create a free as in beer account, then you can read 3 articles every 14 days.

Weaver did excellent translations for much of Calvino's work, too.

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