Enliven your mind and enrich your daily conversation with The Untranslatables, a sublime and witty lexicon of fascinatingly precise phrases, for which there aren't direct English translations.
From the German word Drachenfutter that encompasses actions aimed to diffuse a wife's fury at the appearance of her drunken husband to the national Finnish characteristic of sisu, which means something like a dogged and proud refusal to lie down and be beaten. If we don't have a word for it, we have to ask - why?
C. J. Moore is an author, translator and editor of both children's and adult books. He was born in England but has spent most of his adult life abroad as a professional foreigner, working in journalism, teaching and publishing. He is the author of the award-winning Ishtar and Tammuz. Christopher has degrees from Oxford and Edinburgh in Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics. He currently lives in Swirtzerland.
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Description du livre Chambers, 2009. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110550105999