Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Book Review: Money Hacks by Lisa Rowan (Non-Fiction / Financial Planning)

Title:
Money Hacks

Author: Lisa Rowan
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication Date: 22 September 2020
Pages:
257
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Non-Fiction/Financial Planning
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 

Book Review: Brimstone Bound (Firebrand #1) by Helen Harper (Urban Fantasy)

Title:
Brimstone Bound (Firebrand #1)

Author: Helen Harper
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 3 September 2020
Pages:
233
Format:
eBook - EPUB
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
Source:
ARC via NetGalley
 

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Between the Lines: Translations in Literature


In today’s Between the Lines, I wish to consider the pros and cons of literary translations.

On the plus side, translations make available to us books from authors around the world we might not otherwise have an opportunity to read. This helps broaden our cultural horizons, offering us a glimpse of a world different from our own. On the down side, a badly produced translation can distort a work, taking away the author’s voice and, in the worst scenario, altering the message or meaning.

But how can we tell a good translation from a bad one?