Category Archives: Italy

Translating a genre: the Historical Novel

This article was published in Historical Novels Review (Issue 65, August 2013, pp.10-11); see link here  Language is key to discovering other countries and communities and sharing their lives in the present, not to say centuries ago. We can, of … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I was asked whether I would like to take part in this game of blogger’s tig by Margaret Skea, whose first novel Turn of the Tide was published just before Christmas by Capercaillie Books.  I went to Margaret’s launch at … Continue reading

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Translation: 2012

It is traditional to sit down, at the junction of years, and look back at memorable events that have occurred in the previous twelve months. So, for what it’s worth, here are my top translation-related events for 2012. Books read: … Continue reading

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The Italian Renaissance State

A new – and, for once, largely Italian – “take” on the development of the Italian Renaissance State has just come out from Cambridge University Press.  Edited by Andrea Gamberini and Isabella Lazzarini, this rich collection proposes a refreshingly “home-grown” … Continue reading

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