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Side Effects, in Spanish: The Books of Almudena Solana

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I am a huge fan of the Spanish writer Almudena Solana. Great news for me: I am finally meeting her this week after years of reading and re-reading he...

You Know You're Getting Older When...

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Marcia Liss

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The Surprising Word That Doesn't Translate Into Other Languages

Michael Wood | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Michael Wood

The words and phrases that resist translation are often the difficult ones, visibly sedimented with history and shifting meanings. But one of the many...

The Soul of a Book Lover

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The task of writing a review of An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine is daunting. Why? Because I don't want to write anything that might keep someone from reading this book.

Photographer Travels The World Documenting Children's Wildest Dreams

Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts

Photographer Sofie Knijff has spent the last several years traveling the world, documenting the goals and ambitions of children around the globe. From...

Happy Birthday T4C!

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

There is a world within our world that moves without fussing and shouting. It labors within our daily lives with a steady pace that is unlikely to slow down. This world is a reality for Translators4Children.

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

Ella Frances Sanders | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Ella Frances Sanders

As Friedrich Nietzsche said, "Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth." Here, illustrated, are 11 words whose concepts cannot be properly explained across cultures.

I'm With Stupid: Joyce in China Bigger Than Hasselhoff in Germany

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.06.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I once read somewhere that James Joyce's novel Ulysses was the best book ever written, so a few years ago when I found an old copy for a dollar, I bought it.

10 Ways Translation Shapes Your Life

Nataly Kelly | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Nataly Kelly

Did you know that right this very minute, a massive translation project is scanning the international news to catch words that help identify and contain global health outbreaks, protecting the lives of you and your loved ones?

Firefighters Use Flashcards To Understand Spanish-Speakers

Posted 07.02.2012 | Latino Voices

Axe? Check. Fire extinguisher? Check. Spanish flashcards? Er... Starting this week, firefighters in Knoxville, Tennessee will be adding one more to...

Vatican Vandalism: The New English Translation of the Catholic Mass

John Pinette | Posted 01.23.2012 | Religion
John Pinette

The untimely new translation of the Mass is so impenetrable that one publisher just released a companion volume for priests with suggestions on where to pause and what words to emphasize, so that they prayers may be understood. Not the greatest endorsement of perceptive translation.

20 Rules For Translating Literature

Arabic Literature (in English) | By Mlynxqualey | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

When I first began gathering "rules for translating," in the vein of these "rules for writing" (and these), I was expecting newspapers and magazines t...

How Translated Books Get Funded

nytimes.com | LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Increasingly, that campaign is no longer limited to widely spoken languages like French and German. From Romania to Catalonia to Iceland, cultural ins...

Why Is Emma Bovary So Misunderstood?

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The author of minimalist short stories, Davis would seem an unlikely match for Flaubert, with his love of metaphor and obsession with detail. In compa...

Dr. Seuss In Yiddish?

Boing Boing | Cory Doctorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yiddish House press has translated several classic kids' books into Yiddish, a curious and wonderfully expressive language spoken mostly by Jews of Ea...

Amazon To Publish Foreign Books In Translation In New AmazonCrossing Publishing Imprint

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SEATTLE, May 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a new publishing imprint, AmazonCrossing, which will introduce readers to vo...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Translator Speaks Up For Translations

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — If you're a fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez or have purchased the latest edition of "Don Quixote," you might know the name Edith Grossm...

Best Translated Book Awards Go To Israeli Novel And Russian Poetry Collection

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — An Israeli novel and a collection of Russian poetry have won prizes for best English-language translation. Gail Hareven's novel "The...

"Our Bodies, Ourselves": 40 Years on, Still Circling the Globe

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bella DePaulo

There are some truths about women's health that may now seem self-evident, but perhaps would not be so obvious if it were not for the ideas espoused, starting so long ago, by "Our Bodies, Ourselves."

TED Announces the Open Translation Project -- Bringing Subtitles in 40+ Languages to TED.com

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
TEDTalks

The TED Open Translation Project brings TEDTalks beyond the English-speaking world, by offering subtitles, time-coded transcripts, and the ability for volunteers to translate any talk into any language.