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bookwyrm7
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Proverb #3: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
The equivalents given by the book are in the picture, but I found more: https://shorturl.at/gyOS9

Some interesting differences show up when we look at how the same sentence is said in different languages: would you translate these keeping them as close to the original as possible or would you change them to fit the rules of the target language?

#translation #proverbs #translationtuesday

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Lindy
Ada's Room: A Novel | Sharon Dodua Otoo
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The unusual structure of this novel is part of its appeal: Ada is reborn several times across 7 centuries & a spirit being who takes the form of objects—a broom, a passport—narrates. The disorienting shifts in perspective add texture to the themes of power structures, racism & and search for home. The final Ada, in 2019 Berlin, is such a great character, showing how layers of history affect the present. #audiobook #translation

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Lindy
Stolen | Ann-Heln Laestadius
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Elsa, a 9-year-old Sámi girl, is witness to her reindeer‘s murder. The murderer threatens to kill her too if she says anything. The animals continue to be tortured and killed. The Swedish police do nothing. A gripping tale that spans decades in Elsa‘s life, portraying the joys and challenges of contemporary Indigenous life in northern Sweden. #Translation by Rachel Willson Broyles

TrishB I can read serial killer books, but animals being murdered, nope. 6mo
Lindy @TrishB Not just murdered, tortured. That aspect is hard to take, but so is the discrimination against Sámi people and the callous indifference of the police and townspeople. 6mo
TrishB That sounds terrible too 😞 6mo
SamAnne I‘ve been trying to get to this o e ever since I read the NYT review last January! 6mo
Lindy @SamAnne once I started reading, I didn‘t want to put it down (ignoring my concurrent reads) 6mo
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AlaMich
Essays Two | Lydia Davis
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Davis is a translator and writer. This book contains essays which are a sort of journal of her translation process. She has translated Flaubert and Proust, and the essays discuss how she makes choices and solves problems. She also records her adventures in teaching herself Norwegian by reading a difficult novel without any resources.
I found it fascinating, but then I think I am a frustrated translator.
#translation #French #classics

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Lindy
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Friday Reads November 3: Queer Canadian books; serious Spanish comics; Indigenous reconciliation
https://youtu.be/ZXMPVeql6ks

#graphicnovels #LGBTQ #translation #audiobooks

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Lindy
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Playful feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales; these loosely interconnected short stories set in contemporary Japan feature ghosts and other supernatural beings going about their daily business and interacting with the living. Each story has corresponding notes at the back about the source material. A delight from beginning to end. #Translation by Polly Barton.

JazzFeathers Oh, this sounds good!!! 🤩 13mo
Lindy @JazzFeathers 👻😁 13mo
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Lindy
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Can a manga series about a former gangster be funny? Oh yes! In volume 2 the legendary “Immortal Dragon” tries dance classes, volleyball and yoga to maintain his fitness. #comics #translation

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Lindy
Brown Girls: A Novel | Daphne Palasi Andreades
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Lindy
Permafrost | Eva Baltasar
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My love for this slim debut novel is all about the sentences; Eva Baltasar is a poet and you know it. Her lesbian protagonist cannot emotionally connect with other people but she certainly has a lot of sex… in between thinking about ways to kill herself. The narrative arc is very satisfying & I plan to read Baltasar‘s International Booker shortlisted 2nd novel soon. #Translation from Catalan by Julia Sanches. #LGBTQ

Lindy Baltasar‘s second in a triptych (the third hasn‘t yet been translated): 1y
KathyWheeler Do the books need to be read in order? 1y
Lindy @KathyWheeler I don‘t know, but I don‘t think so. I‘m guessing the links between the three are mainly thematic, based on what I‘ve heard about Boulder. 1y
KathyWheeler @Lindy Thanks. 1y
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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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But I did bring THIS book to my pedicure (and am Litsy-ing instead of reading) #ICTReads Nonhuman narrator category #translation

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