Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Wind-Up Tower of Babel

In the way that the Tower of Babel is an allegorical warning against too much ambition, being God-like, the translator acts like a god for readers who place their trust in his skill to deliver a sound, coherent text as … Continue reading

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World War I: August Madness

The Centenary of the First World War  was August 2014, but the debates around the causes for the world-destroying war have not died down since the war ended in 1918. Let us review the formal dates for the declarations of … Continue reading

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No Good Action

This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon hosted by Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence and Scribe Hard on Film. Full listings for SUTS programming on Turner Classic Movies can be found HERE. * The Maltese Falcon (1941) is an iconic … Continue reading

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