The Life of a Translator Paperback

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The Life of a Translator

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How are English words connected? Is there a consistent set of rules by which words in the English language are connected not according to their etymology, their evolution over time, but according to their letters? These letters may be rearranged, read back to front, altered according to the laws of phonetics, their position in the alphabet, their physical appearance, their numerical value. So while the reverse of "live" is "evil", we can count down from I to O and find "love" instead (as "sin" gives "son"). The "ego", by taking a step back in the alphabet, can be turned into "God". Using the laws of phonetics, we can realize that the true purpose of the "self" is to "serve". In "The Life of a Translator", Jonathan Dunne offers a clear, direct introduction to the ways in which English words can be connected according to their DNA, arguing that words have something to tell us about human life, but their meaning is hidden and must be deciphered ("God" is "code"). In this sense, language is similar to the environment. We think we see what is around us, but we are spiritually blind even after we have opened our eyes, and it is this spiritual blindness causing a crisis in the world because of how we treat our world, the environment, each other and, ultimately, ourselves.

The Life of a Translator by Jonathan Dunne was published by Small Stations Press in October 2013. The ISBN for The Life of a Translator is 9789543840212.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSmall Stations Press (October 2013)
Weight109g
Number of Pages108
Thickness7 mm
Height178 mm
Width127 mm
ISBN9789543840212
ISBN-109543840210
Product Code4261280
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