Alastair Reid on the Art of Translation
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Apr 28, 2005

Journalist, writer and translator of some of the world's most universal authors, Alastair Reid shares his views on the art of translation.

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Sorry, link somehow gets corrupted with html Apr 28, 2005

http://www.britishcouncil.org/arts-literature-literature-matters-edition32-art-of-translation.htm

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Living in another language means growing another self... Apr 28, 2005

Me encantó esa frase!

Excelente artículo. Gracias, Cecilia, por compartirlo.

Un abrazo
Nora


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Isn't it true, though? Apr 28, 2005

Mine (growing up bilingual) was "The way to success is to speak the language of the master race better than they do!" (No offense, folks).

But then, they transplanted me to Germany (10 years old) and I had this terrible cocoon feeling for six weeks, as though I were part of a branch not getting anywhere. Until the day I had a nightmare in German - I had turned into another insect (sorry, Kafka).

I started the process again much later, in France. And now - totally schizoid

Nuff said...


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wow... May 6, 2005

Parrot wrote:

Until the day I had a nightmare in German ...



This is magic, Ceci. YOU are magic.
Come to think of it I only dream in Spanish...

Au


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And... May 6, 2005

One of the lawyers I translate for is not Neruda.
I am not Alistair.
However, how often do I improve his &%!_:$?··=/&!¿')· ¿! texts!

Au


Thank you for the article, Ceci.


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Like they say in the UN May 6, 2005

Aurora Humarán wrote:

One of the lawyers I translate for is not Neruda.
I am not Alistair.
However, how often do I improve his &%!_:$?··=/&!¿')· ¿! texts!

Au


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