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On the Smell of an Oily Rag

Ouyang Yu


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PUBLISHED: 5th February 2008
ISBN: 9781862547650
ANNOTATION:
On the Smell of an Oily Rag gives an insight like no other into how English-language and Chinese-language cultures collide, contrast and illuminate each other. It's about what is lost in translation and what can be gained by it.
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  • Paperback
    $24.60
PUBLISHED: 5th February 2008
ISBN: 9781862547650
ANNOTATION:
On the Smell of an Oily Rag gives an insight like no other into how English-language and Chinese-language cultures collide, contrast and illuminate each other. It's about what is lost in translation and what can be gained by it.

Annotation

On the Smell of an Oily Rag gives an insight like no other into how English-language and Chinese-language cultures collide, contrast and illuminate each other. It's about what is lost in translation and what can be gained by it.

Publisher Description

Scholarly and scatological, this cornucopia of fun and wisdom is a breathtaking picture of speech, thought and images from the world's richest and oldest culture. On the Smell of an Oily Rag gives an insight like no other into how English-language and Chinese-language cultures collide, contrast and illuminate each other. It's about what is lost in translation and what can be gained by it. 'Very big, China.' - Noel Coward 'This is a book every structuralist should have on their shelves and read every day.' - Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald

Long Description

Scholarly and scatological, this cornucopia of fun and wisdom is a breathtaking picture of speech, thought and images from the world's richest and oldest culture. On the Smell of an Oily Rag gives an insight like no other into how English-language and Chinese-language cultures collide, contrast and illuminate each other. It's about what is lost in translation and what can be gained by it. 'Very big, China.' - Noel Coward 'This is a book every structuralist should have on their shelves and read every day.' - Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald

Product Details

Author
Ouyang Yu
Pages
224
Publisher
Wakefield Press
ISBN-10
1862547653
ISBN-13
9781862547650
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
Speaking English, thinking Chinese and living Australian
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-02-05
Short Title
On the Smell of an Oily Rag
Language
English
Media
Book
Audience
General/Trade