Love Affair with Two Languages: Robert Alter For Alter, translating the Bible is a way of “conducting a simultaneous love affair with two languages,” he ... And, unlike other translators, he also approaches the Bible as the key literary work of Western culture, the foundation for understanding ... 02/25/2015 - 7:11 am | View Link
One Giant leap forward for Limerick this weekend Speaking a “language from before time”, one of the three translators for her is Louis Lovett, who stars in the RTE TV show Killinaskully, who will “translate the stories that she has brought from another galaxy in her great vault of memories. 09/4/2014 - 10:47 am | View Link
Effort To Preserve Yiddish Works Not 'Bupkes' The oldest books are stored in a climate-controlled vault on the lower level and newer books are ... It has a website called Taitch, where a community of 200 translators discusses the origins and meanings of Yiddish words and phrases. 08/9/2014 - 10:44 am | View Link
Effort To Preserve Yiddish Works Not 'Bupkes' The oldest books are stored in a climate-controlled vault ... I got into Yiddish." The National Yiddish Book Center pays people to translate a small number of Yiddish books each year. It has a website called Taitch, where a community of 200 translators ... 08/9/2014 - 5:42 am | View Link
How Translators Vault Over Culture Gaps This is the dirty little secret of all vital, appealing translations. Sometimes we inject our own views because the values a text portrays seem unreal in our own culture. We find ourselves face to face with the fact that a three-hour Parisian workday lunch ... 05/25/2012 - 12:56 pm | View Link
Seamus Heaney on his translation of Beowulf An introduction to and interpretation of the Beowulf poem by Seamus Heaney, together with a description of the principles underlying his famous translation of the poem. 05/26/2015 - 10:58 pm | View Website
Bleacher Report | Sports. Highlights. News. Now. Sports journalists and bloggers covering NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MMA, college football and basketball, NASCAR, fantasy sports and more. News, photos, mock drafts, game ... 05/26/2015 - 4:39 pm | View Website
Watcher Vault What does Coldplay’s song Magic mean? That is the question people are asking after hearing this single from the newly released album Ghost Stories. 05/26/2015 - 9:22 am | View Website
vault-mag.com Hawaiian post-pop artist Aaron Kai is quite a personality, and none of that is lost in translation when he picks up the paintbrush. For years now he’s been making ... 05/26/2015 - 5:54 am | View Website
Urban Dictionary: culture vulture Todd just bought himself a Fubu track suit and changed his name to Tyrone. He is such a culture vulture! 05/26/2015 - 2:34 am | View Website
“The Making of Zombie Wars” doesn’t have much to do with the undead, but it’s a comic novel with BRAAAINS. That intellectual heft is to be expected from Aleksandar Hemon. For the past two decades, the MacArthur “genius” from Sarajevo has been writing smart essays, short stories and novels sparked with wit.
“I often have to cut into the brain and it is something I hate doing,” neurosurgeon Henry Marsh confesses on the first page of his refreshingly frank memoir, Do No Harm (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s, $25.99). Later in the book, there are more troubling admissions — of doubts, medical errors, half-truths sold to desperate patients and irrevocable medical errors.
Way back in that innocent year 1959, a young professor of English at Yale published a slender volume of literary criticism called “Shelley’s Mythmaking,” an erudite and transgressive analysis of the English Romantic. Thus was launched the remarkable career of the great Harold Bloom. A half-century later, “The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime” arrives as the capstone to a lifetime of thinking, writing and teaching.
Stephen King’s superb new stay-up-all-night thriller, “Finders Keepers,” is a sly, often poignant tale of literary obsession that recalls the themes of his classic 1987 novel “Misery.” At the center of this story is John Rothstein, a novelist whom Time magazine once crowned “America’s Reclusive Genius.” His best-selling trilogy — “The Runner,” “The Runner Sees Action” and “The Runner Slows Down,” is considered “the Iliad of postwar America.” Read full article >>