Monthly Archives: July 2013

word puzzles

The Man Booker longlist is out – though not all the books are yet – and the one I’m likely to demolish as soon as it’s published is Almost English, because it feels like familiar territory. But the Man Booker International

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mihi placet

mihi placet. That’s how to “like” something in Latin. Facebook will ask you “quid in animo tuo est?” instead of “what’s on your mind?” Hopefully not everyone will respond with MC (short for magno cachinno = LOL). For describing those

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how far would you go for a good translation?

Once upon a time there was a young woman called Mary Jones. She was Welsh. She wanted to read the bible in her own language. So she saved for 6 years and walked 26 miles to get a copy. The End?

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Finns found in translation

After Tove Jansson’s Moomins and Alexis Kivi’s classic Seven Brothers, Johanna Sinisalo was the first Finnish author I read.  She best known internationally for Not before Sundown, which was translated into 13 languages. Here’s a recent short story of hers from the website for Finnish

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radość pisania – the joy of writing

One of my favourite poets, in the original and then in translation by a wonderful team.

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to begin at the beginning…

Robert Bringhurst says of one of his own complex poems (involving three layers of text to be read/spoken simultaneously) that ‘The ideal reader for this poem…is not a person with three heads but a person with two friends.’

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