The Jumping Frog

Author:   Mark Twain ,  Mark Twain
Publisher:   Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN:  

9781542364294


Pages:   24
Publication Date:   05 January 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Mark Twain's The Jumping Frog: In English, then in French, then clawed back into the civilized language once more by patient unremunerated toil (1865), also known as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County , The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog. Containing the original story (in english), a french translation which was published in la Revue des Deux Mondes and which Twain finds to be a travesty of the original text, and Twain's re-translation of the french back into english, word for word (this is where things degenerate). A masterpiece of babelfishien nonsense dating from well before babelfish was even a gleam in the binary code of its creator (1903). Best appreciated if you can read both French and English, but even if you skip the french version it's truly brilliant. If you have ever translated random text using babelfish just because it's funny, don't miss this book. As good old Samuel Clemens himself put it in his foreword I cannot speak the French language, but I can translate very well, though not fast, I being self-educated.

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Author:   Mark Twain ,  Mark Twain
Publisher:   Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Imprint:   Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 0.10cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.045kg
ISBN:  

9781542364294


ISBN 10:   1542364299
Pages:   24
Publication Date:   05 January 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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