Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow White

In the Kaifaqu library today, I found a Chinese translation of Donald Barthelme's Snow White, one of my favorite books.

  • The Chinese title has two possible translations, I've been told:

    (1) Princess Snow White's Next Story*
    which translation is disappointing, as it allows the events in the more familiar (read "Disney") tale to have happened


    (2) Another Edition of Princess Snow White*
    which I prefer, as it suggests a replacement for that more insipid version

    I wonder how the rest of the book is translated.

    * loosely

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