Kyla Tornheim kyla at
Thu Jan 30 13:12:14 EST 2003

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Megan Knight wrote:

> Speaking of translations...
> I am currently in Sweden (yes, I am freezing my ass off), and the University
> library (a thing of beauty, and a joy forever), has on prominent display in
> the new arrivals section TWO DWJ books, which, from what I can tell from my
> rudimentary Swedish, are Charmed Life and the Lives of CC.

I think there were some more that I family has spent a few
summers in Stockholm (where it's certainly not warm, but hey, anything is
better than Boston in August), and the second year there we realized that,
wait, they have *libraries* here, too! We don't have to bring books for
the entire month!

So we went to the library, and I think I found some DWJ in Swedish (not
that I could read it, but I was interested), and a really, really weird
selection of books in English. Luckily, there was a complete works of Jane
Austen, so I got that and _The Left Hand of Darkness_, and those (mostly
the first :^) took me a while.

Really, the point was that it was interesting trying to figure out what
the blurbs of the DWJs said in Swedish.

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He 
pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he *becomes* polite.
       --Jean Kerr

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