NABOKV-L post 0019004, Tue, 29 Dec 2009 11:08:53 -0500

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Sitting beneath a tree with a portable bilingual copy of Tool in my lap
I reached index-card TWO 13, .bringing the familiar image of the
miniature chess-set with “tickly-looking little holes bored in the
squares.”<XXML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:P></O:P>
<SPAN lang=PT-BR>On page 85 of the Brasilian translation I read: OS
BURAQUINHOS QUE PARECIAM CARRAPATOS NAS CASAS.<O:P></O:P>
<SPAN lang=PT-BR><O:P> </O:P>
In this version into Portuguese there are no more squirming orifices
ready for penetration by pin-sized pawns or larger noblemen.<O:P></O:P>
Ticks (carrapatos), those horrible black things often met in rural
settings inhabit the “ticklish-looking holes” <O:P></O:P>
<O:P> </O:P>
How about that for a translation??? I simply cannot get over this
amusing, but strangely un-nabokovian but not strictly incorrect, image.
Black ticks inside their little houses on the chess-board…<O:P></O:P>
Who will come to rescue our Laura? <O:P></O:P>
Jansy Mello<O:P></O:P>

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