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“The first rule of translation: make sure you know at least one of the bloody languages!”
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History and the Gods by Bertil Albrektson
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History and the Gods by Bertil Albrektson
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The Early History of the Ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C. by Hans J. Nissen
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History and the Gods by Bertil Albrektson
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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
“Who can say if the thoughts you have in your mind as you read these words are the same thoughts I had in my mind as I typed them? We are different, you and I, and the qualia of our consciousnesses are as divergent as two stars at the ends of the universe.

And yet, whatever has been lost in translation in the long journey of my thoughts through the maze of civilization to your mind, I think you do understand me, and you think you do understand me. Our minds managed to touch, if but briefly and imperfectly.

Does that thought not make the universe seem just a bit kinder, a bit brighter, a bit warmer and more human?

We live for such miracles.”
Ken Liu
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Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography by Wayne Horowitz
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Babylonians by H.W.F. Saggs
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The Kesh Temple Hymn by Unknown
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The Harps that Once... by Thorkild Jacobsen
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Faiz Ahmad Faiz
“The first rule of translation: make sure you know at least one of the bloody languages!”
Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Ken Liu
“Who can say if the thoughts you have in your mind as you read these words are the same thoughts I had in my mind as I typed them? We are different, you and I, and the qualia of our consciousnesses are as divergent as two stars at the ends of the universe.

And yet, whatever has been lost in translation in the long journey of my thoughts through the maze of civilization to your mind, I think you do understand me, and you think you do understand me. Our minds managed to touch, if but briefly and imperfectly.

Does that thought not make the universe seem just a bit kinder, a bit brighter, a bit warmer and more human?

We live for such miracles.”
Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

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