Foe by C
Thread poster: Marcela Robaina Boyd

Marcela Robaina Boyd  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:44
English to Spanish
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Feb 11, 2006

The first book I read by Coetzee was "Foe", and right from its cover I couldn't keep wondering how I would translate the title into Spanish,if I decided to translate it. Translation loss would be great and unavoidable in these three letters, one word and a(?) meaning, and --what's most important-- part of a famous surname (Defoe). As far as I know, it hasn't been translated yet into Spanish. What's interesting is that great (modern) authors of fiction pose problems to translators that used to be encountered mostly when translating poetry.

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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:44
German to English
Foe Feb 11, 2006

Marcela Robaina Boyd wrote:

As far as I know, it hasn't been translated yet into Spanish.

Hi Marcela, it looks like it has been translated into Spanish and look what title the translator chose:

Encuadernación: RUSTICA (BOLSILLO)
ISBN: 8497935594,1094,2900001012189,00.html?codigo=2900001012189&titulo=FOE

Does this link work?,1463,COETZEE32J1M1,00.html?autor=COETZEE,%20J.M.

[Edited at 2006-02-11 18:12]

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