Red Pine: Dancing With Words

July 19, 2011

When I first saw Red Pine’s translation of “The Poems of Cold Mountain,” I remember thinking, “This is something important — who’s this Red Pine?”

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The Pillow Book: Translating a Classic

June 28, 2011

Most people in Japan can reach back to their school days to unhesitatingly recite the famous opening lines of the thousand-year-old classic known in English as The Pillow Book. The sounds roll off the tongue like poetry…

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The Barter

April 16, 2011

The first day we met, he introduced himself with these words: “I am Heinrich, from Bavaria, located in the south of Germany.”

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