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Weiye Loh

Kamila Shamsie on the perils and delights of translation | Books | The Guardian - 0 views

  • When it comes to books of high merit, the translated sentence that fails to relay some nuance or music of the original, is tinged with loss; the translated sentence that doesn't understand the nuance or music to begin with is negligent; the untranslated sentence is a terrible deprivation.
  • "translated" and "foreign" are two separate things – sometimes a translated world can feel far more familiar than the foreign worlds I might find in a novel of the English language; and as a reader I am at home with both familiarity and foreignness.
Bri Zabriskie

Why I give stuff away | - 0 views

    Why Ben Crowder (works on HBLL site) uses Creative Commons. I think open culture is so fascinating. Dr. Burton - you should do your whole lecture on scarcity v. abundance cultures. I need to digest that again and I think it'd be really interesting to the class. 
Ben Wagner

Ravings of a Feral Genius: "Life's A Joy That Has To End": John Hannah, Rest In Peace - 0 views

    Roger Ebert tweeted this link earlier and I found it especially poignant. How do we grieve or even find out when people we only know online pass away?
Ben M

Philosophy Now | The Death of Postmodernism And Beyond - 3 views

    How technology has killed Postmodernism and replaced it with "pseudo-modernism"
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