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The Transmigration of Bodies

Having a book subscription can be a bit hit and miss. The new book can be fascinating, and just right for you, but does it land on your doormat when you’re ready to read it? This week, the right thing

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Lunatics, lovers and poets in translation

In honour of Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’ 400th anniversaries, twelve authors have written a new story inspired by their work – six each in English and Spanish – with an introduction by Salman Rushdie. As Rushdie points out, since England was still

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Posted in books, literature, short stories, translation

Black flower

A book that can be turned upside down and read from back to front in another language can be a wonderful thing. Formats like that came through our door in my childhood home, but they were mostly bilingual Welsh-English leaflets

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books and roses

St George is England’s patron saint – and Catalonia’s. April 23, his day is traditionally when Catalans celebrate all kinds of love, by giving red roses, as St George is supposed to have given one to the princess he saved from the

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Posted in international, literature

Alarmingly elegant translations: The White Review

If Paris calls London “alarmingly elegant”, it’s worth taking another look. Especially if it’s in translation from all around the globe. This month’s online issue of The White Review is a box of delights. I like to claim my favourites first,

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Posted in literature, poetry, translation

Best translation of 2014? Ten days left to vote

What was last year’s best translation? You have a few days left to cast your vote here. This poll is more democratic than most, as the short list is extended by other people’s suggestions. If you were choosing by the author name alone, the

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Posted in literature, translation

stories from home: books for unaccompanied migrant children

Reading stories in translation opens up the world to places you could never go to. For some people however, the place they can never go to is back home. More and more children are migrating into the US from Latin

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Posted in books, international, NGOs, translation

moral language?

If you speak a language well enough to get along, but not really well, it’s an effort. You need time to think and process and a lot of energy can go into making sure you get the grammar right. As

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Posted in international, language, translation

time to relax: tina and mouse

Here in Finland, today is the start of ten loooooooooooong sunny weeks of school holidays – and we already have 22 hours of daylight at this time of year. Sadly, if most of your work comes from and goes to different countries, you

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European literature night 2014: words, pictures, and wheels

With a mission to bring new books from around the continent to the people, tonight is the sixth European literature night. In co-operation with 28 European National Institutes for Culture, the Czech organisers have brought the event to 24 cities this

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Posted in European Literature Night, Illustration, international, literature, translation
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