“‘Translation is always a shift, not between two languages but between two cultures. A translator must take into account rules that are not strictly linguistic but, broadly speaking, cultural.’ Umberto Eco is of the world’s most brilliant and entertaining writers on literature and language. In this accessible and dazzling study, he turns his eye on the subject of translations and the problems the differences between cultures can cause. The book is full of little gems about mistranslations and misunderstandings.”
Great author, especially language, and topic of great interest to me, as a translator myself READ
BUT sounds more like snippets, the humor may bother me, plus apparently the author uses the pronoun ‘she’ by default, which always drives me nuts. I read, ‘she’, and am, wait, who is talking about> SKIP
So now, what do YOU think? Am I right to skip 8 and 12? Any other I should skip?
I will inform you of my final choice when I publish the next post for this meme.
HAVE YOU READ THESE? READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES
Three ways to join in this week!
You can either share 3 or more books
on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert),
you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic
that you have been dying to read (ask the expert),
or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).
This year, I would love to become the expert, on reading these nonfiction books-on-books that have been on my TBR for a while
Click on the covers to know more about them
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WHICH ONE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND MOST?
WHAT’S YOUR AREA OF NONFICTION EXPERTISE?
Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with a title containing the word Fair (I did have to break my rule and start with the second word, as I didn’t have any title on my shelves with the word ‘vanity’) and ended up dining.
This is really fun, you never know where you’ll end up.
Here are my own quirky rules:
Use your list of books on Goodreads
Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
Or the second if the title starts with the same word
After the covers, you can find the links of my reviews or the title on Goodreads: