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Lost in Translation : An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words - Ella Frances Sanders

Lost in Translation

An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2015
ISBN: 9780224100809
Number Of Pages: 112

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Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees?

Or, that there's a Swedish word that means a traveller's particular sense of anticipation before a trip?

Lost in Translation, a New York Times bestseller, brings the nuanced beauty of language to life with over 50 beautiful ink illustrations.

The words and definitions range from the lovely, such as goya, the Urdu word to describe the transporting suspension of belief that can occur in good storytelling, to the funny, like the Malay word pisanzapra, which translates as 'the time needed to eat a banana'.

This is a collection full of surprises that will make you savour the wonderful, elusive, untranslatable words that make up a language.

About the Author

Ella Frances Sanders is a twenty-something writer and illustrator who intentionally lives all over the place, most recently Morocco, the United Kingdom (Somerset) and Switzerland. She likes to create books with real pages while drawing freelance things for charming people and she is not afraid of questions or bears.

Industry Reviews

"...a collection of words you never knew you needed before" * Huffington Post *
"Charming illustrations and sheer linguistic delight" -- Maria Popova * Brainpicker *
"words you never knew you needed but now can't live without" * Saga Magazine *
"...a fantastic collection of words without English counterparts" * Entertainment Weekly *
"... will make you think, laugh and discover situations you never knew there was a word for" * ELLE Canada *

ISBN: 9780224100809
ISBN-10: 0224100807
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st June 2015
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 19.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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