Tag: books


Ο μεταφραστής ως αναγνώστης

Όταν ο μεταφραστής παίρνει ένα λογοτεχνικό κείμενο προς μετάφραση στα χέρια του και το διαβάζει, το κάνει ξεκάθαρα από τη θέση του αναγνώστη. Βυθίζεται σε αυτό, ταυτίζεται και συμπάσχει με τους χαρακτήρες του, προσπαθεί ενίοτε να λύσει το μυστήριο του βιβλίου, να το νιώσει, να αντλήσει τη χαρά από την ανάγνωσή του που θα αντλούσε ο καθένας μας. Είναι όμως ο μεταφραστής ένας κοινός αναγνώστης; Μπορεί να διαχωρίσει τη δουλειά από τη διασκέδασή του; Η απάντηση στα ερωτήματα αυτά δεν μπορεί να είναι μία και καθολική.


Πηγή: philadelphus



New start-up touts book discovery tool

Trajectory, a digital distributor and technology developer, has developed a proprietary algorithm platform it claims will take book recommendations to a new level of accuracy and utility. After scanning the text of a book, Trajectory claims its technology can deliver better keywords and book recommendations to its clients in the bookselling, library and school markets.

Trajectory is now offering commercial access to its Natural Language Processing Engine, a series of “deep learning algorithms,” said Trajectory CEO Jim Bryant, that will deliver a “big step forward in book discovery”—the ability to connect readers to desirable books they don’t already know about. The technology, he said, effectively maps and displays the personality of a book which can then be compared to other books.

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How reading can change your personality

According to Djikic and Oatley’s analysis, there are 3 aspects of art in literature that can affect not only short-term but longer-range changes in personality.

  1. Literary fiction puts us inside the minds of others. Fiction, compared to non-fiction, gives us the opportunity to explore the subjective world of its characters. Reading fiction gives you social expertise, just the way that reading about science or history allows you to gain strengths in those areas.
  2. Literature can temporarily destabilize personality. The style, figurative expressions, and invitations to involve the reader all help to put readers through an emotional roller coaster similar to what they might experience if they were the protagonists. Like dance or music, well-written narrative fiction can put you in a frame of mind that allows you to open yourself up to inner experiences.
  3. Artistic literature is an indirect communication method. Unlike advertising, scientific writing, or propaganda, artistic literature offers cues and “invite[s] readers to draw their own inferences” (p. 502). By engaging the reader in drawing inferences about what characters in their stories are feeling, artistic literature is very much like a conversation. It’s through talking to others that we learn to understand how and why people feel the way they do; literature operates through the same principles.

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