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Posts Tagged: foreign languages

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Mariana Dimópulos and Alice Whitmore

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Author Mariana Dimópulos and translator Alice Whitmore discuss ALL MY GOODBYES.

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Navigating French

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Over at The Millions, Hannah Gersen interviews Lauren Collins about her memoir, When in French; learning a foreign language; and writing about herself. As Collins recalls: I wanted to describe the terrain of French, the kind of landscape and its physical features and its hills and valleys. I was thinking of it that way. To […]

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“Don’t Let Them Call You Anything Else”

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Tasbeeh Herwees has a fantastic essay up at the Toast about her Libyan mother’s insistence that Americans use her given name rather than an anglicized nickname, confusing though they may find it to pronounce. And apparently most Americans aren’t willing to remedy that confusion, a fact which used to weigh heavily on Herwees. A preview: […]

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American Book Cover in Paris (and Lots of Other Foreign Places)

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SF Gate has a neato slideshow comparing American book covers to their foreign editions. Sometimes they change barely at all (Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones), while sometimes they’re unrecognizable—Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements gets not only a visual redesign but a whole new title in tongue-twisting German compounds. Bonus: You get to learn how to say “Go the […]

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