Category Archives: Flaubert (Gustave)

Fed’s Little Cat Feet, Rafa’s Bullish Force

The Federer and Nadal era may be over. Here they are described in Flaubert, James Patterson, and Carl Sandburg terms.

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The Brave New World of Twitterature

Depending on your point of view, literature reduced to tweets is either comic or horrifying.

Also posted in Austen (Jane), Forster (E.M.), Kafka (Franz), Milton (John), Proust (Marcel), Salinger (J. D.), Steinbeck (John) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Translator’s Impossible Dilemma

A translator of literature must choose between poetry and accuracy. It’s almost impossible to have both.

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