looking for new French literature
Thread poster: Amber Shields

Amber Shields
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French to English
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Jun 3, 2003

Hi everyone,
I'm a new member at Proz.com. I am graduating from college this winter and will be working on my Magna cum Laude project this semester, part of which will, hopefully, be a tranlsation. I am looking for a French short story that has not yet been translated into English, by an author who wouldn't mind a novice taking a crack at tranlsating his/her work. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks so much for any help, and I look forward to getting to know y'all here!


 

Thierry LOTTE  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:52
Member (2001)
English to French
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What about Boris Vian ? Jun 3, 2003

"L'Ecume des Jours" is really my favorite novel and I am afraid that it has never been translated in English (pls correct me if I am wrong).

If you really "can" translate it in English you really will deserve a "Cum Laude" because :

1/- It is rather "tough" to translate.
2/- You will enable to discover this wonderful novel (but a short story according to american standards) to millions of english speaking people.


 

Thierry LOTTE  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:52
Member (2001)
English to French
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Sorry Amber Jun 3, 2003

I forgot the most important of all :

Wellcome to ProZ community !

Friendly,


 

Amber Shields
Local time: 21:52
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TOPIC STARTER
thanks:) Jun 4, 2003

thanks for the suggestion and welcome! I will try to get my hands on that book and check it out.

 

Amber Shields
Local time: 21:52
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TOPIC STARTER
it has been translated... Jun 6, 2003

too bad! I found it on Amazon in English. But thanks for the suggestion!

 

abu_tayeh
Local time: 06:52
English to Arabic
Iraqi short stories in French Jun 12, 2003

Hello there, I am an Iraqi writer, and I write in both French and Arabic.

You can read if you want so of course my stories by following these links : (I will be please to receive comments about it by readers of different nationality other than French

Refrains :
http://www.kufah.net/refrains.htm

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Hello there, I am an Iraqi writer, and I write in both French and Arabic.

You can read if you want so of course my stories by following these links : (I will be please to receive comments about it by readers of different nationality other than French

Refrains :
http://www.kufah.net/refrains.htm

Monsieur Hodkgkin :
http://www.kufah.net/monsieur.htm

Eclair au Chocoltat :
http://www.kufah.net/eclair.htm

Requiem :
http://www.kufah.net/requiem.htm

Whisky :
http://www.kufah.net/whisky.htm

Testament : (completely crazy)
http://www.kufah.net/test.htm

salutations and best wishes,
abu
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