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Title: Penance
Japanese Title: 贖罪 (Shokuzai)
Author: Kanae Minato (湊 かなえ)
Translator: Philip Gabriel
Publication Year: 2012 (Japan); 2017 (United States)
Publisher: Mulholland Books… 953 more words

Contemporary Literature

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa (translated by Philip Gabriel)

Earlier this month, I was in the enjoyable situation of being in Waterstones with some vouchers to spend; I had seen… 768 more words

Contemporary Fiction

The Travelling Cat Chronicles - Hiro Arikawa (translated by Philip Gabriel)

After my last post – mostly spent exploring the history of bicycles in Taiwan – we are still in the far east. This time, however, I’m back on the more familiar ground of a novel written from the point of view of an animal. 342 more words


The Art of Translation

How much freedom does a translator have when sculpting a literary work into another language?

That seems to be the burning question recently behind Deborah Smith’s “brilliant but flawed translation” of Han Kang’s Man Booker International  Prize-winning novel, … 199 more words