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Translation as a Dance

A little something I wrote for the Italian Institute of Culture in London website, kindly republished by the Los Angeles Review of Books: https://lareviewofbooks.org/short-takes/translation-as-a-dance

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Château de Seneffe*

I’ve translated ten pages and that’s enough work for today.  It’s raining heavily, so I can’t go out for a walk in the grounds this afternoon.  Determined, steady rain that heralds the autumn.  Hard rain that chills the air until … Continue reading

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London Book Fair 2014

After a warm spell, there’s an icy wind blowing through my jacket as hundreds of us are queuing to get into Earl’s Court exhibition centre.  Plastic badge cases are handed out at the entrance.  We’ve been instructed to download our … Continue reading

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A Translator’s Point of View…*

* Please see Part One of this story, last week,  A Bookshop for Free Thinkers …. Last Thursday, 27th February 2014. “Eat.  You need sustenance,” says Barbara, my publisher, as the tray with canapés comes towards us.  But I can’t … Continue reading

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A Bookshop for Free Thinkers

It was advertised through Twitter as a book launch cum Charles Dickens’ birthday party, two years ago.  I decided it was the only way to spend a snowy February evening.  Trying to keep my balance on the icy Chelsea street, … Continue reading

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