Thanks to Translators of Novels into Other Languages

The Little Black Classics:

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http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2015/february/penguin-little-black-classics

BBC also has an interesting article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/kTSNly5yqFpyJG8LVtHKTn/translation-matters-the-unsung-heroes-of-world-literature

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The translator’s job is an important one. When we are researching a topic or reading any translated material, we should consider who has done the translation. Personal bias and agendas can be injected into a translation. We should know a bit of the translator before we read.

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Contemporary novels are also translated into many foreign languages:

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See more at http://maggiestiefvater.com/the-scorpio-races/foreign-editions/

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Graphic novel editions of classics are a variety of translation, I suppose. But that’s another discussion.

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Assignment: Practice saying “hello” in several languages. Then work on your creative writing.

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Get the hello poster free here from Scholastic UK:

http://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/0f/f9/poster-proof-692975.pdf