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Le libraire feels more like a dialogue than a true stream of consciousness, as if Jodoin were ironically recounting besseette petty besaette to another person.

Jodoin may exhibit a certain childish playfulness but he is a mature, cynical, middle-aged man. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. No point dwelling on it. Then, abruptly, she touched on the subject of her boss, a cadaverous old man of at least seventy who still seems interested in a bit of skirt. Share your thoughts with other customers. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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There are poor translations out there that are simply beyond repair. No Kindle device required. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

A Frenchman might have been a bit thrown off, perhaps, but I had no difficulty understanding for my part. First, standard questions about my potential needs to which I always reply that nothing is missing.

But when I reread the translation alongside the French, I felt that certain areas called for revision. Understandable, then, but problematic. As Le libraire was turning fifty, the time seemed right to revisit the translation. Jodoin is not British; he is French Canadian. And can a Sunday ever be long! This may have been justified at a time when the British presence in Canada was still strong. Mme Bouthiller agreed with this, while adding that, besides, M.


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Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. To convey this difference I paid particular attention to the oral nature of the text, which includes countless passages of dialogue. So, I gave it to her: Product details Mass Market Paperback: Once my breakfast is dispatched, Bromo-Seltzer, Safe-All salts, tomato juice, and two bananas eaten in my room I have nothing more to do.

While a new title might have sparked fresh interest in the work, it would also have also caused confusion for future readers. The linguistic sparring match between Jodoin and the priest evokes the question of translation as an interpretative gesture that must take into account a number of variables such as double entendres to determine the exact meaning, or meanings, of any given utterance. Then, she wanted to know my views on whether the Joachimites had a peculiar way of speaking.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Words do not always communicate precisely what they are intended to express, and so they are subject to interpretation.

Romeo and Juliet No Fear Shakespeare. Once again, Mme Bouthiller demanded my opinion. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. At this, she changed the subject. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Of course, I remain standing too. CommentTranslation Retranslating a Quebec Classic.


Books by Gérard Bessette

Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. Track your recent orders Use Your Account to view or change your orders. With Le libraire I constantly sought to understand where Shortliffe was coming from, in terms of the original, while attending to how his translation, and now mine, would affect both considered interpretations and superficial readings of the novel. He is a man of few words, carefully weighed, especially when dealing with the priest.

Get to Know Us. I added that I was a quite poor judge in this matter, given that I always paid the least possible attention to what people were saying to me. Showing of 3 reviews.

Books by Gérard Bessette (Author of Le Libraire)

Write a customer review. Capharnaum bbessette the Greek name of Capernaum, a fishing village on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus exercised his ministry. I believe I would. Get to Know Us. Our conversations invariably follow the same pattern. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The more I write, the more time I fill in. This thought plunged my landlady into an abyss of meditation and she remained silent for a few minutes.