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Translating Aches

Review This review is now posted on Three Percent : Françoise Sagan rocketed to international fame with her debut novel Bonjour, Tristesse. After failing her baccalaureate, she wrote this novel when she was eighteen years old and it became the novel that all her other works would be measured against. It has the trademark French…

Absinthe and Conversation

Noteworthy So many exciting things going on in the world of translation these days.  Seconds ago I held the hot little new issue of Absinthe 11: New European Writing in my very own hands.  With it’s red cover graced by a handsome devil decked to the nines, who could resist taking a peek?  Ah, but…

Flaubert, The Sentimental Student

Theme:  Paris! We have finally come to the end of our current theme, the enigmatic and debauched city of Paris.  I chose to end with Flaubert, and one of his well-known classics at that.  Sentimental Education a delightful, romantic and passionate ride through the streets and classes of Paris.  It begins with the young protagonist,…