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I brought in more up-to-date, North-American words ebssette expressions where appropriate. Indeed, looking back, I see that further refinements could be made to the text.

Too many new translations seem undertaken in response to spurious critiques or without due recognition of previous versions.

Ursule lives in Farnham and is married to an army grarx. Then she left me. Capharnaum is the Greek name of Capernaum, a fishing village on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus exercised his ministry. This may have been justified at a time when the British presence in Canada was still strong. He pinches the buttocks of his female employees whenever he gets a chance.

Then, she wanted to know my views on whether the Joachimites had a peculiar way of speaking. To revive classics or works that merit greater or renewed attention we must value the efforts of past translators while catering to contemporary readers.

She informed me that some people were of the opinion that the inside of the church was too dark.


See all free Grqrd reading apps. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Mme Bouthiller librairw with this, while adding that, besides, M. With Le libraire I constantly sought to understand where Shortliffe was coming from, in terms of the original, while attending to how his translation, and now mine, would affect both considered interpretations and superficial readings of the novel.

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. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The translation was very well done.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Deep down, Mme Bouthiller suspects her son-in-law of impotency. Mme Bouthiller objected that in that case, M. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. From Not For Every Eye. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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Quebec publisher Pierre Tisseyre initially turned it down to avoid confronting the moral authorities. Then comes the remarks about the weather. Jodoin is not British; he is French Canadian. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Her husband is a little too fond of the bottle. They were different from the Gothic; that was all. Once again, Mme Bouthiller demanded my opinion. As for her, I think that she unloaded her whole life story on me with the exception of her relations with her husband.


Suffice it to say, that she told me a number of other details, more or less of equal interest. Share your thoughts with other customers. English Choose a language for shopping. He is a man of few words, carefully weighed, especially when dealing with the priest. She stands leaning against the doorframe, one hip — the right one — more rounded than the other because of her posture, and her big bosom ballooning under her corsage. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. 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.

Understandable, then, but problematic. Write a customer review. As she seemed to be soliciting my approval, I uttered a few words in praise of her respect for the truth.

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