fish in your ear

What a charming little book promotion, especially the typography!
I need to add it to my list of books to read someday.

I loved this quote:

The practice of translation rests on two presuppositions. The first is that we are all different: we speak different tongues, and see the world in ways that are deeply influenced by the particular features of the tongue that we speak. The second is that we are all the same—that we can share the same broad and narrow kinds of feelings, information, understandings, and so forth. Without both of these suppositions, translation could not exist. Nor could anything we would like to call social life. Translation is another name for the human condition.”
David Bellos

Animation – Is That A Fish In Your Ear? – David Bellos from Penguin Books on Vimeo.

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