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    Default Translation of Joyce's Finnegans Wake a sales hit in China - suggestions for other books to follow

    Finnegans Wake becomes a hit book in China | Books | guardian.co.uk

    it appears that despite the difficulty in translating it to Chinese, Finnegans Wake is selling like hot cakes. as well as offering Senator Norris a new location top do his talks on Joyce, is it not now time to treat the chinese to similar great works of irish fiction such as "penny apples" by bill cullen or any celia ahern novel? any other suggestions then to follow " "Fennigen de Shouling Ye" ?
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    Please don't translate Penny Apples or anything from the Ahern family.

    They might think that we are an island of unbearable bores, and not ever try anything else.
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    Peig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    Animal farm?
    Wouldn't be allowed.

    I hear Mammy O'Rourke's book is next on the list to be translated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by james5001 View Post
    Wouldn't be allowed.

    I hear Mammy O'Rourke's book is next on the list to be translated.
    O'Rourke? Well I guess they're already used to dynasties in China . . .
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    How the fukk do you translate something that's incomprehensible in any language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Foil Hat View Post
    How the fukk do you translate something that's incomprehensible in any language?
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