Some commutes are better than others. And I think I am going to take it as a good sign that my last assignment of the season took me outside of Strasbourg... Especially as The Economist keeps insisting that "this era of unpredictability is not going away soon", and nothing that's been in the news lately… Continue reading Not all Commutes Are Created Equal
People often ask me, 'So how many languages do you speak?' And I usually answer, 'One and a half.' It is incredibly easy to learn a few words in any language, even to learn how to pronounce them properly. I can probably manage a few words in at least 20 languages, two of which are dead.… Continue reading Why did I learn my languages?
"The translator should do his job and then disappear. The great, charismatic, creative writer wants to be all over the globe. And the last thing he wants to accept is that the majority of his readers are not really reading him. His readers feel the same. They want intimate contact with true greatness." (Tim Parks)… Continue reading Why Translators should not be Lost in Translation