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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

​Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

It’s my first time read a novel by Haruki Murakami. I’m a kind of human who magically interested in some works of Japanese writers though countless time I felt annoyed after read their books—because there’s no such happy ending inside their minds, maybe, or the essence of an art is basically another way to express a sadness, I don’t know. 866 more words