Recommendations, please, on current Italian popular music, literature in English translation, and subtitled media. [more inside]
When there are a lot of editions of a foreign book available, how do you go about finding and choosing a good translation? [more inside]
What famous novels in the past 50 years have the characters speaking in a particular regional (English language) dialect? [more inside]
I'm up for tackling some big all-time classics, especially Don Quixote and War and Peace, and I'm wondering which translations to get. [more inside]
Bookish mystery: Help me identify the translation of Crime and Punishment I was reading. [more inside]
Trying to identify a children's book I read in Hebrew, but which was translated from a European language, about gangs of boys who hoard rubber caulking and battle it out with other gangs. One of the boys dies by the end.
What's the best translation (or, rather, which might you recommend) of Proust's masterwork In Search of Lost Time? [more inside]
Who are the best translators (living or dead) of English-language poetry into Spanish, and what are the best anthologies of English-language poetry translated into Spanish? [more inside]
Literary Filter: Which English version/translation of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" should I read for fun? [more inside]
I'm looking for some particularly good translations (into English) of world literature, from *any* place, period, or genre. [more inside]
What are some great national literatures without a substantial presence in English translation? Who/what are their key authors/works? [more inside]
Is there a Definitive English translation of Don Quixote? [more inside]
Where can I read Michel Houellebecq's notorious September 2001 Lire interview in English? [more inside]
Any expert translators in the house? What is the best way to go about translating works of published fiction from Bulgarian into English? Any resources or answers regarding the practical elements of translation in general, or info for obtaining the legal rights to have any translated works published...? More fun inside! [more inside]
I am interested in the mimetic and narrative capacities of artefacts, how cultural remnants transmit information through time and how meaning is translated once an artefact is re-appropriated or examined from a new perspective. I have several avenues of study at the moment (a list in extended explanation), but would like some more ideas. Areas of critical theory, linguistics, evolutionary psychology and poetics are all relevant. [more inside]
Has Finnegans Wake ever been translated? How?