Sunday, August 30, 2009

Not Quite Lost in Translation

I just learned of the American Translators Association's compiled list of blogs on translation. Since the subject of translation does come up on some of the crime fictions blogs I visit, particularly on Peter Rozovsky's Detectives Beyond Borders (this link taking you to a case in point), I thought it would be good to pass this along.

Thanks to Erika Dreifus's Practicing Writing for the link, and in turn to her source, B.J. Epstein's Brave New Words, both worthy of your attention.

15 comments:

  1. I had missed this one, all right. Many thanks for this.
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  2. You're very welcome. I thought it would probably be good to have it in a place where I could find it easily as well.

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  3. I've added it to my favorites list.

    My v-word is our president, with a cold, introducing himself: barag

    I may have mistyped, because his illness has apparently got worse. New v-word: pockme
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  4. I expect his virtual illness to continue until we have a public option in our health care package.

    Advance apologies to all my faithful blog readers who are concerned about death panels, rising socialism and the like.

    My v word response is "sorfult", which is obviously sore felt, but with a stuffed up nose.

    I think we are all going to be a bit under the weather until some substantial legislation is passed.

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  5. I will look at the bright side, as I so often strive to do: There is no shortage of dining-room tables in this country.
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    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
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  6. I think the Democrats have finally realized that bipartisanship isn't working, and so there is a new ray of hope.

    As to dining room tables, I no longer have a great deal of faith in what people are saying around them. Actually, wonder if they even sit at them these days.

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  7. I arguing with them, not arguing around them.
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  8. I just found out that Marjane Satrapi and James Ellroy are speaking at the Free Library of Philadelphia on consecutive evenings in three weeks, that both events are free, that I'm
    off both days, and that Eoin Colfer will speak here in October.
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  9. Well, you're a lucky man, then. It will be interesting to hear what you think of all of them. I have seen Satrapi speak and at least run into Ellroy, so I have an impression. But Colfer I really know only as a name.

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  10. I, on the other hand, know Colfer's work better than the others'. I presume his appearance is in connection with a new book. I should find out what that book it. He has lots going on these days: His Artemis Fowl books, a rumored adult crime novel, and his Hitchhikers' Guide book.
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    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
    http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

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  11. I do hope to get around to those Artemis Fowl books one of these days.

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  12. They're worth reading. You may know that they involve fairies, elves and so on who live underground and are collectively known as Lower Echelon People and who are policed by an elite squad known as the Lower Echelon People Reconnaisance -- LEPRECON for short. How can one not love that?
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    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
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  13. No, I really hadn't heard what his fantasies were about, only that people seem to enjoy them. LEPRECON is a very fun concept, though.

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  14. I've told the story of my discovery of Artemis Fowl often. A story by Eoin Colfer was the first in the Dublin Noir anthology. It was so funny and so good that I looked for more by him and was disappointed when I found out that all his other work was these Y.A. fantasy books. That disappointment lasted only until I'd read the books.
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    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
    http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

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