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January 13, 2006

sad stories and family

"Humorous is the only true way to tell a sad story," explains the Ukrainian interpreter in Everything is Illuminated.

There are some memorable passages about interpreting which I'll need to find a print copy to retrieve verbatim. I recommend the audiotaped version though, because the sound of the English produced by Alex is wonderful. :-)

The first line to really capture my attention was about family. The sense of it is that for members of your family you do things that you hate. A hard truth.

Posted by Steph at January 13, 2006 11:36 AM


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