Which publisher has the best French to English translation of Madame Bovary?
So I was invited to work on a short story for an upcoming anthology, one based around old folk tales/myths/fairy tales/legends. I was told a preference would be given to non-Western folk tales and legends, and due to my experiences working in China and speaking Chinese I chose a legend from that area.
My question is a rather simple one: should I use the traditional Chinese name system (last name first, referring to one another by last name until people get to know one another) or do you think it would be too confusing for Western readers? I don't want to bug the...
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Argh, I put so many typos in that post, here goes nothing:
*the anthology is folk tales retold in a sci-fi setting
*last name first, referring to one another by last name until further aquainted
*I don't want to bug the editor about it
My first drafts, as you can tell, are always atrocious. So much editing x.x
I don't think the last-first order will be confusing, as long as characters' first names are said a lot afterwards, or you say something silly and explicit like "Qingqing, daughter of the Gao family." I'm a dramafag so my opinion might be skewed, though.
In my writing on China I use the Chinese name system. It's not that difficult to adjust to when you're reading, I find, and it's only a slight cultural detail that adds a lot to how you depict your character's relationships. Go for it.
how much do you remember after you read?
especially with nonfiction or abstract stuff - i usually have a hard time recalling enough to discuss anything in great detail afterward. is this normal?
What are some truly emotionally moving stories?
hat's the point of bathing? Grooming is a 21st century invention. Humans are animals...I commit to being the noble savage, to being purely authentic, as such I do not trim my nails, bathe, or cut any sorts of bodily hair. The concept that tools such as a toothbrush is a necessity is horseradish, and is as easily to dismiss as circumcision.
Surely some likeminded, literary gentlemen agree?
I know this is a joke post, but brushing your teeth really isn't necessary if you don't eat any modern crap.
Cutting your hair, bathing and trimming your nails certainly have primitive precedence, just not as frequently nor with soap.
>tfw you realize we're all hacks who write doggerel and none of us are going to ever produce a work of merit
>le everything is a spook xD *holds up spork*
Stirner was an incredibly insecure and defensive man, his cold persona was born out of him being a literal cuckold to both his wife and the Catholic Church.
Suggest some good books for my /lit/
some of your favourites, maybe just really good ones.
Some of my all-time favs
My Ántonia - Cather
The Age of Innocence - Wharton
Smith of Wootton Major - Tolkien
Anthem - Rand
If on a winter's night a traveler - Calvino
Mason & Dixon - Pinecone
Le Morte d'Arthur - Malory
Middlemarch - Eliot
Transformations - Sexton
Assorted poems by C. Rossetti, Swinburne, Tennyson
Obscure stuff that'll make you feel smart:
The Red Lily - France
Daughter of the elm - Hall
Romeo and Juliet is shit because of its plot. Does this trigger any of you?
You know all the Wordsworth editions with the strange covers?
Check this out. Not strange at all. Maybe plain lazy. But not strange.
I bought old versions of War and Peace and The Brothers Karamazov today, the covers, I think, were trying to attract middle-aged single women.
The covers are ugly but at least they were cheap.
>The most kind man ever just happens to be born from the heights of nobility
I really starting to agree with corncob fuck this authoritarian cuck.
Is this book worth reading?
Rate the first paragraph of my short story.
In the same vein as all ghost stories, a story of spook, or terrible tale of fright, this begins like every other: with innocence. With arrogance. With hubris. Within a quite average house. In the heart of Siberia where the white wind always howls is where it begins. Yet, what preludes this tale is a train ride to deposit a madman. For only three people come to this village: convicts, convicts’ guards, and the brutally insane
How old were you when you first read The Communist Manifesto? I was 15 years old.
ITT: Your favourite book from your home town