Saturday, July 28, 2012

Translation Diary, Entry #12

The Yale UP blog tackles the capital-H history problem I've been having:

Here, an English professor writes about history with a lowercase h being one's personal history, and History with a capital H being the sorts of things that show up in the history books. It's theme and variation on where I was going with it, though I'm not yet sure how or whether or to what extent her take on this might be applicable to my translation challenge. I've written three sort of stream-of-consciousness posts on this topic now; I'm sure that one of these days the idea will coalesce and I'll be able to articulate both a theoretical solution as well as a practical one. Inshallah, anyway.

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