Words & language
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The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
Why are so many people intimidated by poetry, but love song lyrics? Alan Brough
Found in Translation
Translation is like being a shadow novelist according to Maureen Freely who has translated the works of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk.
Freely herself a writer was initially concerned that translation would damage her own writing. Instead she found her own works “enriched by the imaginary conversations they’ve had with the poets and novelists whose words they have translated”.
She makes a strong case for…
Mary Norris and Jane Caro: Why does ‘i’ come before ‘e’, except after ‘c’?
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