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Posts Tagged: Spiegel Online

Post-Revolt Lit

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“The concept of the ‘individual’ has been born during these revolts. At the same time, tribal structures and ethnic traditions will not simply disappear. Tribal culture will have to enter into a modern framework and that is very complicated but individualism is here to stay.” In this interview, Moroccan-born novelist and poet Ben Taher Jelloun […]

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An Interview with a New Medium

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Australian children’s book illustrator, Shaun Tan speaks through illustration in his interview with Spiegel. He captures his first impression of Hollywood, the imagined readership of his books, the presence of loneliness that pervades his books—all in pen and paper. It’s surprising how well his illustrations translate into heartfelt answers, all without words. (via @BookBench)

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One Way Translation Matters

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A German court recently ruled that Nazi slogans translated into a language other than German would not necessarily run afoul of that nation’s anti-Nazi laws. According to the article, the court’s argument was that “that translating the words represented a ‘fundamental change’ in the slogan, meaning its use was no longer punishable under German law.” […]

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