Zip The Translator I like to think that John Crowley is always a treat Sure I ve only read two of his novels but they have been so good as to allow me to call myself a John Crowley fan The other b
Zip The Translator I like to think that John Crowley is always a treat. Sure, I've only read two of his novels, but they have been so good as to allow me to call myself a John Crowley fan. The other book of his that I have read, Little, Big is often considered his masterpiece. It is unsurprising, then, that I will compare The Translator with it.The Translator is a much simpler story than Little, Big. It is much more grounded in 'reality' (though not entirely, and the plot is not nearly as complex. This does not effect one of the most important aspects of a John Crowley book, though: the writing. John Crowley is still a master at this craft and can manipulate the reader's emotions as he sees fit. As a result, The Translator makes a good introduction to John Crowley for the uninitiated. It is a very accessible novel, and a fairly quick read. Are there problems? I suppose, but they are more in the line of 'not being Little, Big' than any actual problems with the novel itself. People looking for a much more complex experience will probably be disappointed, but sometimes the author and reader need simpler fare, so they ought to get over it. It would also appear that this novel, more than anything, is a writing exercise to tinker with some ideas from thecycle by the same author. As a brief history lesson, The Translator was written before the last book in this cycle, and I imagine when I read it, I'll find out which ideas Crowley was, for whatever reason, struggling with at the time. Is it his best? No, but that would be like saying Romeo and Juliet is not Shakespeare's best work. It is still a great work in its own right and only displays failures in comparison to at least one of his other novels.. The Translator Viral Book A novel of tremendous scope and beauty, The Translator tells of the relationship between an exiled Russian poet and his American translator during the Cuban missile crisis, a time when a writer s words especially forbidden ones could be powerful enough to change the course of history.. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information.John Crowley was born in Presque Isle, Maine, in 1942 his father was then an officer in the US Army Air Corps He grew up in Vermont, northeastern Kentucky and for the longest stretch Indiana, where he went to high school and college He moved to New York City after college to make movies, and did find work in documentary films, an occupation he still pursues He published his first novel The Deep in 1975, and his 15th volume of fiction Endless Things in 2007 Since 1993 he has taught creative writing at Yale University In 1992 he received the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.His first published novels were science fiction The Deep 1975 and Beasts 1976 Engine Summer 1979 was nominated for the 1980 American Book Award it appears in David Pringle s 100 Best Science Fiction Novels.In 1981 came Little, Big, which Ursula Le Guin described as a book that all by itself calls for a redefinition of fantasy In 1980 Crowley embarked on an ambitious four volume novel, gypt, comprising The Solitudes originally published as gypt , Love Sleep, D monomania, and Endless Things, published in May 2007 This series and Little, Big were cited when Crowley received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature.He is also the recipient of an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant His recent novels are The Translator, recipient of the Premio Flaianno Italy , and Lord Byron s Novel The Evening Land, which contains an entire imaginary novel by the poet A novella, The Girlhood of Shakespeare s Heroines, appeared in 2002 A museum quality 25th anniversary edition of Little, Big, featuring the art of Peter Milton and a critical introduction by Harold Bloom, is in preparation.Note The John Crowley who wrote Sans pines, la rose Tony Blair, un mod le pour l Europe is a different author with the same name website. Bestseller Book The Translator My husband is a huge John Crowley fan, and one day, he very un-subtly left "The Translator" on my nightstand. I admit I was a little hesitant: I enjoyed Crowley's other works, but I also found him hard work to get through. But "The Translator" turned out to be very different from "Little, Big" or the "Aegypt" cycle. The prose is still gorgeous, but this time, it's fluid and almost cinematic as opposed to convoluted and dream-like. Crowley went very far from magical realism and dove straight into historical fiction, which surprised me. But this makes for a much more accessible and easy-going read!In the early 90's, Christa Malone travels to Russia to talk with some people about her former college professor, exiled Russian poet Innokenti Isayevich Falin, who mysteriously disapeared in the early 1960's. His poetry was never published in his native language - hardly published at all in fact, until she published the English version of a few of them in a collection of her own poetry. The novel is about their unfolding relationship in a small college town, just before the Cuban Missile Crisis, but it is also about the constant opposition between American and Russian culture, the power of words, in poems but also in different languages, the way they mean different things to different people. Crowley clearly has a remarkable understanding of poetry and of Russian literature, and he created a completely believable female lead. I found Kit authentic, vulnerable and touching. Her relationship with Falin was not what I expected at all, and could have only ever happened in that specific setting. I felt the 1960's very vividly in her recollections: the settings, the turns of phrase, the bright and shiny surfaces masking dark troubles that no one can bring themselves to speak aloud.The idea of translation as inevitably imperfect, because some subtleties of language can never really be expressed in a different language, is something that I think about a lot. I navigate between French and English every day and I know all too well that some feelings can be expressed better in one language than in the other, that when I try to say one thing in one language and then in the other, it's just not the same. It's the main reason I never read translation if the original was either in English or French: I want to read what the writer really said. Russian is a beautiful, highly complicated language and while I can't speak or read it, I am all too aware that anything I'll ever read translated from the original will never fully capture what Tolstoy, Dostoevsky or Chekhov was trying to say - and to be perfectly honest, that makes me sad. Falin notes at some point that the English translation of one of his poem is actually not the poem at all; it is a poem, that is sensibly about the same thing, but it can never be the exact same poem...This is my favorite John Crowley novel so far: beautifully written, absorbing - and it made me want to read Pasternak, who is mentioned several times. A solid 4 stars.
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