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FINDING TRUTH IN A DARK KINGDOM

Spies. Revolutions. An exiled prince. Secret love letters. Sometimes the truth is stranger, and more fascinating, than any fiction. BY NINA BOGDAN There is a great freedom in doing research and translation work without worrying about the needs of a…

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A TANGLED WEB

Knowledge of several languages can often lead our minds to unexpected turns as we negotiate between them: experiences in the day of a multi-lingual translator. BY SUSAN BASSNETT (REPRINTED BY PERMISSION FROM THE ITI BULLETIN, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2011, PP26-7.) Some months…

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THE MALAWI CHALLENGE

Conquering mountains both literal and figurative: efforts to effect positive change become a most rewarding adventure. BY CLAIRE SCAMMEL After four very busy months of fundraising and a long flight via Ethiopia,  we touched down in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city….

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Perspective, Translation

THE GLAMOUR OF TRANSLATION

Lydia Davis captivates her audience with musings about her translation of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. A REPORT BY VERA HAMADY On the night of April 20th, 150 people waited patiently to hear acclaimed author and translator Lydia Davis talk about her latest translation…

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Business, Perspective

THE PRICE-FIXING TABOO

Are language service providers limited in their ability to address downward price pressures due to now irrelevant anti-trust legislation? BY STAFFORD HEMMER In February 2011, fellow NCTA Jonathan Goldberg member posted a message to the NCTA groups list about a Hebrew-English…

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