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Storytelling

Human beings are born storytellers. Quite literally – it’s in our DNA and may have been a driving force behind the construction of culture over the course of our evolution once language had come on the scene (and it is possible to think even before then, albeit in more limited ways). We use our stories […]

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Are translators writers?

I should note from the outset that I only translate when necessary and don’t consider myself a translator. I find the nuances of language very interesting, particularly when the languages are far apart, but for whatever reason moving a work from one language to another doesn’t interest me as a potential project. That is not […]

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Interview with Nico Lorenzutti, part 3

This is the final part of our interview with Nico Lorenzutti of ROH Press. Thanks again, Nico! Do you try to stay with very literal translations or give yourself a little room for creativity? When I first started, my translations were very literal, almost word for word in fact. Respect for the author, his phrasing, […]

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Interview with Nico Lorenzutti, part 2

This is the second part of our interview with Nico Lorenzutti of ROH Press. Were there any legal hoops you had to jump through? What about rights to Salgari’s works? One of the first things I did was research who held the rights to Salgari’s works; they were in the public domain so I was […]

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Interview with Nico Lorenzutti, part 1

Over the next three weeks we’ll be hearing from Nico Lorenzutti of ROH Press, an independent publisher specializing in English translations of Emilio Salgari’s books. Tell us a little about ROH Press. ROH Press is an independent publishing house that I started in 2007. We publish the first ever English translations of Emilio Salgari’s work, […]

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