John Berger: ‘Writing is an off-shoot of something deeper’

Language can’t be reduced to a stock of words. Most political discourse is inert and ruthlessly complacent ... by John Berger, Fri 12 Dec ‘14 16.00 GMT. TheGuardian.com I have been writing for about 80 years. First letters then poems and speeches, later stories and articles and books, now notes. The activity of writing has been … Continue reading John Berger: ‘Writing is an off-shoot of something deeper’

Interpretation and translation rights in criminal proceedings

Background 11.1 This proposal for a Council Framework Decision aims to set common minimum standards with respect to the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings throughout the European Union. The proposal is envisaged as the first step in a series of measures designed to replace the Commission's 2004 proposal for a Council Framework … Continue reading Interpretation and translation rights in criminal proceedings

The New Buccaneers

The very new strategy of the currently futurist Buccaneers is the abolition of any sort of employment. We already know that the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good man say: “It’s just Business.” This human plight, in an exemplary way, is better described by Furio Colombo whose article has been … Continue reading The New Buccaneers

About The Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi

Divine Pictures and Feast Written by Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano Dr. Salvatore Ivan Italiano has worked as personal translator and simultaneous interpreter for Gualtiero Marchesi.     Just like many Roman paintings, Gualtiero Marchesi’s cooking depicts game, fish, eggs, cheese, fruit, vegetables and mushrooms as objects which deserve to be … Continue reading About The Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi

Literature is business. Period!

Written by J.D. Ian Barton & Dr Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Lawinwordsblog.com A few days ago I was talking to a Human Resources expert about the importance of speaking more than one foreign language. However, I was really surprised about his lack of interest in literature and poetry and I was reminded of how … Continue reading Literature is business. Period!

It stinks to the heavens!

By Dominik Laska; Mittwoch, 9. August 2017. TagesZeitung; Pag. 2; English version from the German by J.D. Ian Barton & Dr Salvatore Ivan Italiano; © (2017) Lawinwordsblog.com The car manufacturers are now offering bonuses whereby you can scrap your stinking old diesel and buy a new model. For example 5,000 Euros for a new Golf. Are … Continue reading It stinks to the heavens!

Paradise Lost ‘translated more often in last 30 years than previous 300’

Global study finds Milton’s verse epic rendered in languages from Tamil to Tongan, and argues interest is linked to social turmoil and political revolutions  Alison Flood; Thursday 20 July 2017 06.01 BST Three hundred and fifty years after it was first published, John Milton’s epic revolutionary poem about the fall of man, Paradise Lost, continues … Continue reading Paradise Lost ‘translated more often in last 30 years than previous 300’