Translation Is a Love Affair
Jacques Poulin Sheila Fischman
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Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AMBy Jacques Poulin Sheila Fischman

One of my favorite writers in the world is Jacques Poulin Rawi Hage A short novel set in contemporary Quebec that is brimming with satisfying tales of friendship, hope and love between two unlikely and enchanting characters John McFarland for Shelf Awareness We fall under the spell of this heartwarming, human novel, penned by Jacques Poulin at the summit of his art One of my favorite writers in the world is Jacques Poulin Rawi Hage A short novel set in contemporary Quebec that is brimming with satisfying tales of friendship, hope and love between two unlikely and enchanting characters John McFarland for Shelf Awareness We fall under the spell of this heartwarming, human novel, penned by Jacques Poulin at the summit of his art Mieux VivreA vivacious novice translator, a novelist with a generous spirit and a bad back, and a stray cat with an SOS tucked into its collar cross paths The result is a humorous, moving, and mysterious tale of friendship and the human condition.
  • Title: Translation Is a Love Affair
  • Author: Jacques Poulin Sheila Fischman
  • ISBN: 9780981955704
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback

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Richard Derus Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Rating 4.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says A quietly affecting modern fairy tale told with humor and warmth, Translation is a Love Affair is a slender volume of immense humanity A Quebecois novelist with a bad back and his vivacious translator discover a stray cat with an SOS attached to its collar They embark upon a search for its owner, and when they discover a young girl with bandaged wrists they are drawn into a mystery they don t dare neglect The world Poulin creates is haunted by dark memories, [...]
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Julian Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
After I finished this slim volume, I took an intensely satisfying deep breath, savoring the sweetness of the story I picked it up for the title and its size, but mostly its title As I got into the second chapter I couldn t help the bubbling up of chuckles at the irony the translator must have felt, translating into English a French Canadian author s book about a translator who, through the course of the story, translates into English a book by a French Canadian author I felt as though I were rea [...]
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Friederike Knabe Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Marine, a young Irish Quebequoise and newly qualified translator, has returned from her studies in Europe to reconnect with her Quebec and Irish past While she has already decided on her first big translation project, a novel by a well known local author with the pseudonym Jack Waterman, she still has to find him and convince him of her abilities Luck is on her side and not only does she meet him by chance, he, a seasoned writer in the autumn of his life, is enchanted by her seriousness mixed in [...]
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Darryl Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
This beautiful novella centers around two main characters, Marine, a young woman starting her career as a translator, and Monsieur Waterman, a well regarded writer nearing the end of his career The two initially meet at a cemetery where Marine s mother and grandmother are buried, in a neighborhood in Quebec City She is fully alone, as she does not know her father, and her younger sister died tragically Waterman is also alone, but after he reads the portion of one of his books that she is transla [...]
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Jamie Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
There is something intimate, in a muted, soft focused sort of way, about books that are written in first person and contain very minimal dialogue I never noticed the beauty and warmth of this kind of style until I read Translation is a Love Affair Fischman s translation is almost flawless, and made me curious to read of Poulin s work That s the best thing about finding any good book, but especially a translation, that you d never heard about before except by chance or, as in this case, because [...]
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Robert Wechsler Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
I found this novella interesting to think about in retrospect than to read I should have read it like a poem, but it didn t seem to call for that, mainly, I think, because of the narrator s immature, anxious voice.The best thing about this novella is the unconventional relationship at its center But considering that the two protagonists consist of an old writer and his young translator, I was disappointed in how little there was about translation However, there is very little about anything in [...]
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Larissa Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
A lovely, multi layered story which says about human relationships in its thin volume than many showy books do in double the page count The prose is clear and simple, as is the story at least at first But Poulin manages to create very vivid worlds and circumstances for his characters, each of whom have very real back stories, quirks, and habits, and each of whom is seeking their own way of really connecting with other people Translation is a Love Affair is a novel which celebrates the deep and [...]
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Ive Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
J ai utilis un passage de ce livre dans la c r monie de notre mariage, c est tout dire Quelle prose d licate
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Sara Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
An interesting, touching short novel about an older writer and the young woman who translates his work.
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Marie-Claude Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Lu en janvier C tait ok Un livre qui se lit facilement, et qui s oublie facilement aussi Je n ai pas d test , mais ce n est pas un livre dont je vais garder un souvenir m morable.
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Tonymess Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Our cover flap advises that this work is A quietly affecting modern fairy tale , so what is a fairy tale If you browse numerous online dictionaries you ll come across words such as elves, fairies, giants, hobgoblins, dragons or folkloric fantasy characters Or maybe A fictitious, highly fanciful story Well I can categorically state the latest work I have read by Jacques Poulin, has no elves, fairies, giants, hobgoblins or dragons However it does contain cats, isolation, and psychologically scarre [...]
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rabbitprincess Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Marine is a translator living in a chalet on the le d Orl ans, near Quebec City, where her friend, the novelist Monsieur Waterman, lives She translates his novels and they both share a love of language and literature There is a significant age difference between them but they get along very well One day Marine encounters a black cat at the chalet it doesn t fare very well in a territorial spat with her own cat and discovers a message in its collar, asking for help She and Monsieur Waterman decid [...]
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Jessica Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
3.5 stars I m proud of myself for reading this book in French with a lot of assistance from Google Translate for the vocabulary I didn t know Given how much the narrator, a translator by trade, talks about language and word play, I do think I appreciated it than I would have in an English translation.As to the story itself, I found it very sweet I liked the narrator, Marine, her love of her work, her honesty about her painful past, her connection to nature and care for the two cats I liked the [...]
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Avril Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Under the word refuge, I found this definition Small structure high in the mountains where climbers can spend the night In my opinion that was the best definition of a novel So says Martine, the young French Canadian working on a translation for the hunchbacked, aging, famous author Monsieur Waterman Martine lives a monastic existence in a remote, island cottage in Quebec Her story is populated by pond weeds, a doe, a fox, two cats and a little girl who lives down the lane His urban life is punc [...]
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Boots Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
this is a lovely little book a simple, straightforward narrative with characters who are likable enough the story pretends to be a mystery, but there s an odd lack of tension, almost zero urgency, and the deus ex machina ending is kind of silly but you forgive it because it s short, it s an easy read, and it s described as a fairy tale anyway, so i guess what else can you expect i d be interested to see what else poulin has out there i like a little literary bon bon like this every now and then. [...]
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Francois Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Un petit roman de Poulin avec une jeune fille, un chat et la Ville de Qu bec a sonne une cloche Pourtant, il a r ussi donner un nouveau souffle des personnages diff rents, tout en utilisant les m mes d cors Et le petit twist thriller n est pas du tout d sagr able Et encore une fois, une conomie des mots juste et efficace.
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Svetlana Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
I have picked up this book in French from the library randomly not expecting much I was surprised by the simple plot but at the same time curiosity drew me in Truth being is the book is well written but the story has not developed enough by the end of the book and I was left with questions than answers.
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Kirk Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
This is a wonderful little gem of a novel, in a sparkling translation by Sheila Fischman, about a translator and her author who are brought closer when a lost cat leads draws them into a mystery Delicately written and translated, Poulin and Fischman share some wonderful insights into translation, literature, and love.
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Nathalie Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Tr s jolie histoire, mais l obsession de la protagoniste vouloir toujours trouver le mot juste donne au r cit un ton un peu trop c r bral Le r cit est agr able mais suscite peu d motion chez le lecteur.
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Souvenances Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Je crois que Poulin est d finitivement en train de devenir mon MEILLEUR auteur entre tous
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Douglas Messerli Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
You can read my review of this book at exploringfictions
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Charlotte Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
magnifique Une belle histoire.
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Linda Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
I think I need an English teacher to explain all the hidden meanings that are probably there in this book.
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Meghan Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
I really enjoyed this little book and want to read by the author translator team They obviously share a love for crisp, concise language.
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!Tæmbuŝu Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Reviewed by The Complete Review
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Claire Marsot campos Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Une jeune fille, des chats, un crivain, la ville de Qu bec, tout ce que j aime dans cette courte mais magnifique histoire.
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Lillian Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
Less than 200 pages but loaded with exquisite prose about reading, writing and translating A beautiful tender love story set in Quebec Canada.Captivating
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Stacia Jul 04, 2020 - 04:47 AM
That was completely charming utterly nice A tiny gem of loveliness.
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Translation Is a Love Affair By Jacques Poulin Sheila Fischman One of my favorite writers in the world is Jacques Poulin Rawi Hage A short novel set in contemporary Quebec that is brimming with satisfying tales of friendship, hope and love between two unlikely and enchanting characters John McFarland for Shelf Awareness We fall under the spell of this heartwarming, human novel, penned by Jacques Poulin at the summit of his art One of my favorite writers in the world is Jacques Poulin Rawi Hage A short novel set in contemporary Quebec that is brimming with satisfying tales of friendship, hope and love between two unlikely and enchanting characters John McFarland for Shelf Awareness We fall under the spell of this heartwarming, human novel, penned by Jacques Poulin at the summit of his art Mieux VivreA vivacious novice translator, a novelist with a generous spirit and a bad back, and a stray cat with an SOS tucked into its collar cross paths The result is a humorous, moving, and mysterious tale of friendship and the human condition.

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