Tag Archives: German

Alain Claude Sulzer, Aus den Fugen/Catalyst

In the middle of a concert, in the middle of a piece, the internationally renowned pianist stands up, says “that’s it,” and walks out. This decision will change his life, but also those of the people in his entourage and … Continue reading

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Zbinden’s Progress

Zbinden’s Progress by Christoph Simon and translated by Donal McLaughlin (And Other Stories, 2012) has been on my radar as something I wanted to read for a long time. Then I won an e-book of it from the nice people … Continue reading

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Sea of Ink

Life and work have been getting rather in the way of reading lately, so it’s as well that Peirene Press kindly sent me their latest publication, Sea of Ink by Richard Weihe, translated by Jamie Bulloch for review. Although the … Continue reading

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Tu/vous and all that jazz

Most of the time I’m entirely happy that English long ago lost the thou/you distinction – it’s more democratic, it’s easier to learn and so on. But there are times when my life as a translator would be so much … Continue reading

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Traveller of the Century

This book looked dauntingly large when the review copy arrived, and it weighs in at 584 pages, which is why it’s taken a while to appear on my blog. Anyone following the #translationthurs hashtag on Twitter will also have noticed … Continue reading

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