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More on untranslatability

The movie “Lost in translation” pits Bill Murray against Scarlett Johansson, as two lost souls in Japan, struggling with translation into a foreign language.   Steve Latham     The film has been criticised for orientalist attitudes to Japanese culture, but the country really functions as a backdrop for the […]

Making the transitory eternal
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Making the transitory eternal

We all get depressed – if not now or yesterday then tomorrow or sometime after – and anyone who doesn’t has something wrong with them. Such people would benefit from professional advice because they are lacking something that is an essential part of being a human animal.   Sean sheehan […]