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Abandoned Book Rescue 2018 > Prompt: Because you struggled with the language

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message 1: by Stina (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 591 comments Mod
Finish any book that you abandoned (for at least one month) because you were having issues with the language. This is really subjective, but here are a few examples:
- It seems like an inferior translation
- The author uses technical jargon that is new to you
- You're reading it in a language you are not fluent in
- You are frustrated with poor editing
- The author's style is more poetic/flowery/vulgar/stream-of-consciousness/experimental/whatever than you are comfortable with

message 2: by Stina (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 591 comments Mod
Last year I had started Odes to Common Things for a poetry-related challenge. Well, this was a dual-language edition, and my Spanish is kinda crap, so I didn't finish it on time. I picked it up again this year, though, and muddled through it. I wasn't crazy about the translations, because I pretty much never am, especially when it comes to translations of poetry, but they were helpful in improving my language skills.

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