The gift

© A. Tsingas Small life aids from Stefanos XenakisNew publication life guide by Stefanos Xenakis: Life is a gift – if only we open our eyes and our hearts to the little wonders of everyday life. This is exactly what the Greek bestselling author Stefanos Xenakis does, he writes about gratitude, compassion, connection and love.…… The gift weiterlesen

On the hunt for the perfect translation aka the Whale

A literary hunting report Ein literarischer Jagdbericht Μια λογοτεχνική έκθεση κυνηγιού It’s Monday. So yesterday I was part of the whale hunting expedition, Mompi Ntik. Of course we haven’t caught him yet, one weekend wasn’t enough for that, but we’ve come a good deal closer to him. Es ist Montag. Gestern war ich also ein…… On the hunt for the perfect translation aka the Whale weiterlesen

Translating is the hunt for the Unknown, the Mystery, the White Whale

The translator workshop will start in a few weeks. Each of the participants should translate a longer short story by the beginning. In addition, we should translate three shorter ones and one longer one, as a freestyle. The plan is to translate an entire book. I’m in ! And I’m even good at time. Not…… Translating is the hunt for the Unknown, the Mystery, the White Whale weiterlesen

Von einer, die auszog Leichtmatrose im Übersetzermalstrom zu werden

Call me Verena. It was a few months ago – it doesn’t matter how long exactly – when I had little or nothing to do that was even a bit similar to my field of study, and nothing particularly appealed to me about my preparation for the intermediate examination in October, so I thought me,…… Von einer, die auszog Leichtmatrose im Übersetzermalstrom zu werden weiterlesen

Paradise officially found : it is – who would have guessed ? – Greece !!

© Condé Nast Traveller I’ve always known it, and also in case I bore you with it, but Greece is paradise on earth ! And I even have numbers to back it up. May I draw your valued attention to the Condé Nast Traveller 2020 Readers‘ Choice Awards winners in the Best Islands in Europe…… Paradise officially found : it is – who would have guessed ? – Greece !! weiterlesen