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Besides, she never stays long because I never invite her to sit down. While a new title might have sparked fresh interest in the work, it would also have also caused confusion for future readers.

It struck me that Jodoin had been given a rather British voice.

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Once again, Mme Bouthiller demanded my opinion. Deep down, Mme Bouthiller suspects her son-in-law of impotency. 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. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Write a customer review. To revive classics or works that merit greater or renewed attention we must value the efforts of past translators while catering to contemporary readers.

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By unwittingly subverting what constitutes a censored book, and normal behaviour, Jodoin plays on relativism and the idea that words are always besette to context.

English Choose a language for shopping. Lesieur from hiring septuagenarians to work in his studio and that consequently he had to confine his pinching activities to the female employees at hand.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He is a man of few words, carefully weighed, especially when dealing with the priest.


Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Words do not always communicate precisely what they are intended to express, and so they are subject to interpretation.

Should all translations be revised translations? I believe I would. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

With Libraie 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.

Understandable, then, but problematic. 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. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Showing of 3 reviews. She stands leaning against the doorframe, one hip — the right one — more rounded than the other because of her posture, libeaire her big bosom ballooning under her corsage.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Jodoin is not British; he is French Canadian.

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Letting the subject of church then drop, her interrogation took on more breadth, embracing the whole town. While recognizing the logic of the argument, I advanced the hypothesis that business reasons perhaps prevented M.

Retranslating a Quebec Classic

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Modifying the title of a previously translated work is always highly sensitive, and even more so with a classic. So, I gave it to her: And can a Sunday ever be long! As Le ,ibraire was turning fifty, the time seemed right to revisit the translation.


Le libraire feels more like a dialogue than a true stream of consciousness, as if Jodoin were ironically recounting his petty adventures to another person.

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.

And so, I work on this journal. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Ljbraire fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Too many new translations seem undertaken in response to spurious critiques or without due recognition of previous versions. The more I write, the more time I fill in. Lesieur such is the name of her photographer should go after women his own age. They were different from the Gothic; that was all.

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Rereading the original French, I found that in fact the tone was very oral. Mme Bouthiller objected that in that case, M. Withoutabox Submit bessettd Film Festivals. Quebec publisher Pierre Tisseyre initially turned it down to avoid confronting the moral authorities.