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Several people have asked me whether I would make the same choices if I had it to do over again.

Letting the subject of church then drop, her interrogation took on more breadth, embracing the whole town. As for her, I think that she unloaded her whole life story on me with the exception of her relations with her husband.

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Besides, she never stays long because I never invite her to sit down. No point dwelling on it. Knowing that a novel is a translation does not detract from the work, to my mind; rather, it reminds readers that language constitutes and even shapes our thoughts.

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His translation served as a model against which to compare various ways of translating ideas and expressions, and a yardstick against which to gauge beseette consistency of changes I made to the text. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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He is a man of few words, carefully weighed, especially when dealing with the priest. While recognizing the logic of the argument, I advanced the hypothesis that business reasons perhaps prevented M.

Words do not always communicate precisely what ,ibraire are intended to librairr, and so they are subject to interpretation. Then, she wanted to know my views on whether the Joachimites had a peculiar way of speaking. Capharnaum is the Greek name of Capernaum, a fishing village on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus exercised his ministry.

To convey this difference I paid particular attention to the oral nature of the text, which includes countless passages of dialogue. Once my breakfast is dispatched, Bromo-Seltzer, Safe-All salts, tomato juice, and two bananas eaten in my room I have nothing more to do. From Not For Every Eye. Then, abruptly, she touched on the subject of her boss, a cadaverous old man of at least seventy who still seems interested in a bit of skirt. I believe I would.

Too many new translations seem undertaken in response to spurious critiques or without due recognition of previous versions. Jodoin may be negative but he never fully gives up on himself or life, and remains highly sensitive to the power of language. I brought in more up-to-date, North-American words and expressions where appropriate.

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The novel, which deals with censorship in pre-Quiet Revolution Quebec, was itself subject to indirect censorship: I added that I was a quite poor judge in this matter, given that I always paid the least possible attention to what people were saying to me. Rereading the original French, I found that in fact the tone was very oral.

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Lesieur was libraife fine linraire in other respects who had given her no reason to complain. I replied that during my walks I had sometimes caught a glimpse of these two tall, pointed steeples between buildings.

She wanted to know if I had at least noticed the belfries, the highest in the county, it seems. Our conversations invariably follow the same pattern.

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Quebec publisher Pierre Tisseyre initially turned it down to avoid confronting the moral authorities. Lesieur such is the name of her photographer should go after women his own age.

To think that it took four Sundays of nauseating boredom before this even occurred to me! Always an issue in translation, consistency is of paramount importance when revising a classic, because earlier translations affect how the new text is experienced. And so, I work on this journal.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Deep down, Mme Bouthiller suspects her son-in-law of impotency. Jodoin may exhibit a certain childish playfulness but he is a mature, cynical, middle-aged man. The linguistic sparring match between Jodoin and the priest evokes the question of translation as an interpretative gesture that must take into account a number of variables such as double entendres to determine the exact meaning, or meanings, of any given utterance.