Tag Archives: Language

The Other Side of Paris

How much do we actually know about the towns and cities we live in? I recently read The Other Side of Paris by Luc Sante. It’s a book that does away with the chic, romantic characteristics with which the city … Continue reading

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Insights into the Art of Translating Foreign Fiction

I am very lucky to be able to read in three different languages – English, French and Italian – and Elena Ferrante’s quartet of novels about two friends growing up together in Naples is some of the best foreign fiction I’ve … Continue reading

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Missing Circumflexes: Where’s My Hat?

France was struck by what can only be described as outrage this week, as it was announced that the spelling of 2400 words is to change in order to make learning them easier for children. The changes originally appeared in a reform back in 1990 … Continue reading

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