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, folksicon_biggrin.gif).

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 schizoidicon_biggrin.gif

Nuff said...icon_biggrin.gif


 

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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!

icon_lol.gif 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!

icon_lol.gif Au


Often, what you hear over the headsets sounds better than what you hear on the flooricon_biggrin.gif


 


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