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Marie-Claude Plourde

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I am a professional freelance translator. I work in the technical field, but I also translate literary works. I love texts that present some challenges to translate!


[SPOILER ALERT: This blog post contains information about the ending of the book Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, and its translations, especially my own translation in French, L’Isle lettrée. If you don’t already know the ending, and don’t want to know it just yet, don’t read this post now and save it for later.]


Fox jumping over dog


Can one “translate” pangrams?

When I first decided to embark on this translation...

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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
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Nor any more youth or age than there is now;
And will never be any more perfection than there is now,
Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.”
Walt Whitman
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L'ultime frousse autour du monde, #4 by Bruno Blanchet
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La chute de Sparte by Biz
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Mort-Terrain by Biz
Mort-Terrain
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J'ai beaucoup aimé le premier livre de Biz sur la dépression, alors j'avais hâte de lire celui-ci, qui se passe en Abitibi et parle des enjeux liés à l'exploitation minière. Mariée à un ingénieur en métallurgie, ayant habité en Abitibi pendant un peu ...more
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The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
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I really loved this book. Bought it shortly before going to Boston for a weekend last year, and started reading it then. We took the time to go to Concord and visit Walden Pond. A really interesting guide made us visit the place and shared many inter ...more
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Sakyong Mipham
“Of course, we all go through our own experiences. If we do not push ourselves enough, we do not grow, but if we push ourselves too much, we regress. What is enough will change, depending on where we are and what we are doing. In that sense, the present moment is always some kind of beginning.”
Sakyong Mipham, Running with the Mind of Meditation: Lessons for Training Body and Mind

Jonathan Safran Foer
“And nothing inspires as much shame as being a parent. Children confront us with our paradoxes and hypocrisies, and we are exposed. You need to find an answer for every why — Why do we do this? Why don’t we do that? — and often there isn’t a good one. So you say, simply, because. Or you tell a story that you know isn’t true. And whether or not your face reddens, you blush. The shame of parenthood — which is a good shame — is that we want our children to be more whole than we are, to have satisfactory answers.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer
“When I was nine, I had a babysitter who didn't want to hurt anything. She put it just like that when I asked her why she wasn't having chicken with my older brother and me: "I don't want to hurt anything." [...] What our babysitter said made sense to me, not only because it seemed true, but because it was the extension to food of everything my parents had taught me. We don't hurt family members. We don't hurt friends or strangers. We don't even hurt upholstered furniture. My not having thought to include animals in that list didn't make them the exceptions to it. It just made me a child, ignorant of the world's workings. Until I wasn't. At which point I had to change my life.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

Charles Sanders Peirce
“It is the man of science, eager to have his every opinion regenerated, his every idea rationalized, by drinking at the fountain of fact, and devoting all the energies of his life to the cult of truth, not as he understands it, but as he does not yet understand it, that ought properly to be called a philosopher.”
Charles Sanders Peirce

Walt Whitman
“Resist much, obey little.”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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