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finally done with the assignment of 6.1B[bengali literature in translation] regarding 'shesher kabita' by rabindranath tagore. it was a very tiring endeavour but i did well considering it on a 24 hour internal assessment basis. 🍡🍁🏳️‍🌈
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was sick today. slept most of the afternoon. woke up, ordered a pizza and now listening to kawai metal. 🥀
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feral-ballad · a day ago
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...wherever she went, all things voiced a wounded cry to her.
Gabriela Mistral, tr. by Randall Couch, From Madwomen: The Locas Mujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral, a Bilingual Edition; “Martha & Mary”
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feral-ballad · a day ago
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It’s she who is passing and not the mist.
Gabriela Mistral, tr. by Randall Couch, From Madwomen: The Locas Mujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral, a Bilingual Edition; “Electra in the mist”
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feral-ballad · a day ago
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Without tears I sailed on a sea of tears,
Gabriela Mistral, tr. by Randall Couch, From Madwomen: The Locas Mujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral, a Bilingual Edition; “Cassandra”
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feral-ballad · a day ago
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Gabriela Mistral, tr. by Randall Couch, From Madwomen: The Locas Mujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral, a Bilingual Edition; “Cassandra”
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June 8, 2022 - day 93/100 🌸
Today I:
Finished the tech writing project/turned it in
Finished several tech essays/turned those in
Read for multiethnic lit and world lit (Arabian Nights- translated by Jack Zipes)
Read for reading around the world
The Zipes translation of Arabian Nights is AWESOME. I am SO impressed! Granted, I haven’t read other full translations of the 1001 nights stories. I’ve just read a few snippets and excerpts here, and there. But THIS Zipes translation feels truer to the text than the others. It flows better and feels less stilted.
🎧 listening to: Strangers Like Me by Phil Collins
📖 reading: Eaters of The Dead by Michael Crichton + Arabian Nights by Jack Zipes + Dante’s Inferno
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toomanywebcomics · 2 days ago
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I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve actually forgotten a bunch of what happens in the first volume of journey to the west (still not done though) so I might need to reread the whole thing to continue on.
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itslottiehere · 3 days ago
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Luctantur pectusque leve in contraria tendunt
hac amor hac odium, sed, puto, vincit amor.
Odero, si potero; si non, invitus amabo.
Nec iuga taurus amat; quae tamen odit, habet.
Nequitiam fugio -- fugientem forma reducit;
aversor morum crimina -- corpus amo.
Sic ego nec sine te nec tecum vivere possum,
et videor voti nescius esse mei.
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They fight for my gentle heart
and they pull it in different directions:
by this side is love, by the other hate.
But I believe love is going to win.
I’ll hate you, if I’ll be able to.
Otherwise, I’ll have to love you.
Not even a bull can love a life under the yoke,
but he is still destined to carry it,
the yoke he hates.
It’s the evil way you treat me that makes me run away — your perfection brings me back;
I can’t stand your spite — I can’t help but love your body.
So, neither with or without you I can live,
and neither I, I believe, recognise myself in my deepest dreams.
— Ovid, Amores, liber III
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physicsgoblin · 3 days ago
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"Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem."
"The only hope for the doomed is no hope at all."
-The Aeneid, Book II by Virgil
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lecture notes of the first class of 6.1B[bangla literature in translation] regarding bengal renaissance, the socio-cultural, eco-political questions concerning the society then, the kind of writings that were produced in that era and how they were problematic yet a product of their time, the social trends then and how it progressed into the writing of 20th century, how the subject matter changed with the changing of dictions and conventions of literatures. 🍡🍁🌿
i had slept in the afternoon. just got to know that a internal assessment on the basis of 24 hour gap is to be taken a day after tomorrow and the question will be given tomorrow and on the top of that i have 20(okay 19 now) lectures to finish within today and tomorrow. guess, who skips sleep today? 🏳️‍🌈🥀
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nprbooks · 3 days ago
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Yes, it's the Hot Vax Summer, and people are starting to get out and about again (at least around where I live), but what if you still don't want to leave the house?
"My favorite books may take me other places, but they also help me look more deeply into my own life and mind," says our literature in translation expert Lily Meyer. "Why should I give that opportunity up just because I feel stir-crazy?" Read about her recommendations here.
-- Petra
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brunagardel · 3 days ago
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THE HOLISTIC DOCTOR, de Carl Loyal (2021) Versão em inglês: Bruna Gardel
Disponível na Amazon
Elaine Earhart works at the New York Metropolitan Hospital as a hematologist and oncologist. The always diligent doctor is caught off guard when the recently hired Marcellus has a good outcome in one of her cases using an alternative approach: offering attention to the suffering wife of the patient. He leads Dr. Earhart to reconsider her methods and competence, even if she tries to avoid it.
The truth is that much of Elaine's daily life is spent in efforts to maintain the conventional image of success she idealizes. A voluptuous, confident woman; a successful doctor in a successful marriage. This is the way she found to be in control. However, the tension instilled when Marcellus challenges her opinion of herself turns into a point of rupture for Elaine to collapse. Her marriage has been in shambles, extramarital affairs no longer satisfy her need for validation, and the addiction to pills has been aggravating her bipolar disorder. On top of her fragile mental health, a product of her involvement in the suffering of her patients, she still has to figure out why the holistic doctor seems so familiar to her.
In the wake of Elaine’s self-destructive spiral, we learn more about Peter’s exploration of his buried desires, Marcelus’ search to uncover his past and to find his brother, and about the threads that connect them to the hypnotherapist Helena. Such enigmatic bonds, explained by deeply repressed memories, build a narrative that takes the reader by the hand through a dark alley. Chance may seem to be the culprit of these happenings, but upon careful inspection, the reader will realize that fear and desire can be forces of great power, even if unconsciously.
A hospital, a space for healing, lands itself perfectly for major questions to manifest themselves: the vices and virtues of a human being, the several possible meanings of the word “cure”, the will and the fears involved in staying alive. But human issues of equivalent magnitude such as control, surrender, freedom, sexuality, and instinct are also explored when Elaine follows Marcellus into a swing house, in his very first day of work. This book tells the story of doctors, agents of care, on their own journey in search of what it means to be alive.
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ibrahimazhar · 3 days ago
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Poeta nascitur, non fit  - a poet is born, not made.
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anarchotolkienist · 4 days ago
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The professor of English literature is making Translations be about the lack of crosscultural understanding and what _the different ways in which we speak English_ says about us again
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When Blanca begins to translate an Italian novel into Catalan, she doesn't expect that she'll be sucked into the emotions of the protagonist. The main character of that novel believes, fanatically, that her husband is cheating on her, and despite herself, Blanca begins to feel her own twinges of doubt about her love Raimon, his absences, his denials. 
Look Me in the Eye by Sílvia Soler, translated by Richard Thomson, is a quick read about the pernicious, poisonous impact of doubt, of planted fear, of paranoia, of love slipping through your fingers and into someone else's arms. The impossible jealousy, the inability to know for certain, they all sneak in and cause Blanca rolling anxiety she can't shake. Look Me in the Eye is a compelling, 'book-within-book' read, about relationships, infidelity, and temptation.
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translatorsaloud · 5 days ago
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Our featured reading today is by translator Saskia Vogel from Linda Boström Knausgård's OCTOBER CHILD (coming this month from World Editions), the story of one woman’s struggle against mental illness and isolation. Utterly gripping. Go and watch.
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lovecompass · 5 days ago
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Mieko Kawakami, Breast and Eggs (tr. Sam Bett & David Boyd)
[Text ID: My hands move. My feet move. I don’t know how to move them, though. It’s like everything is moving all these parts. It’s funny. It’s like I’m in there, somewhere inside myself, and the body I’m in keeps on changing, more and more and more and more, in ways I don’t even know. I wish I didn’t care. But I do care. And everything is always changing. Everything gets dark, and that darkness fills my eyes more and more. I don’t want to keep them open. I don’t want to see. I’m afraid, though. What if I close them, and I can’t open them again?” /End ID]
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lovecompass · 5 days ago
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Mieko Kawakami, Breast and Eggs (tr. Sam Bett & David Boyd)
[Text ID: Happiness can be defined all kinds of ways, but human beings, consciously or unconsciously, are always pulling for their own version of happiness. Even people who want to die see death as a kind of solace, and view ending their lives as the only way to make it there. Happiness is the base unit of consciousness, our single greatest motivator. Saying “I just want to be happy” trumps any other explanation. /End ID]
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