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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:47 am

My god i just looked on abebooks and theyre over $600 there and up to $2500 :shock: i know they were ltd edition but thats silly, im just glad i got one when i did, anyway i digress, just in case you need the details here they are.
The german edition which is the same as once more with footnotes ISBN: 978-3-492-70155-6 called Der Ganze Wahnsinn. storys
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Postby LadyL » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:10 am

The_Discworldaholic wrote:My god i just looked on abebooks and theyre over $600 there and up to $2500 :shock: i know they were ltd edition but thats silly, im just glad i got one when i did, anyway i digress, just in case you need the details here they are.
The german edition which is the same as once more with footnotes ISBN: 978-3-492-70155-6 called Der Ganze Wahnsinn. storys


This is the amazon link http://www.amazon.de/ganze-Wahnsinn-Storys-Terry-Pratchett/dp/3492701558/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218531976&sr=8-1

available there for only 20 Euros :shock: indeed a great book even in german - perhaps I should think of offering translations :roll: :wink: :D
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Postby windle poons » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:27 pm

The Times Higher Education Suppliment website also has a Discworld short story that ive not heard of anywhere else but the title escapes me at the moment I will post it when i get home
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:05 pm

windle poons wrote:The Times Higher Education Suppliment website also has a Discworld short story that ive not heard of anywhere else but the title escapes me at the moment I will post it when i get home
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Postby Catch-up » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:49 pm

The_Discworldaholic wrote:My god i just looked on abebooks and theyre over $600 there and up to $2500 :shock: i know they were ltd edition but thats silly, im just glad i got one when i did, anyway i digress, just in case you need the details here they are.
The german edition which is the same as once more with footnotes ISBN: 978-3-492-70155-6 called Der Ganze Wahnsinn. storys


I just checked to see what they sold for on eBay and it's going for $1700! :shock:
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Postby windle poons » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:32 pm

As promised http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/s ... ode=195991
The story is called A Collegiate casting-out of develish devices and was published in 2005
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:05 pm

Ah yes, I've read that one. It's very good. :lol:
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Postby Colin » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:37 pm

Colin Smythe's website has a very useful index of Terry's published works, including the short stories ...

LOOK HERE
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Postby Casaninbetween » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:44 am

I just translated Troll Bridge into Swedish.

It's a little hobby of mine... :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:06 am

Casaninbetween wrote:I just translated Troll Bridge into Swedish.

It's a little hobby of mine... :oops:
Do you usually read the books in English or Swedish? And if in Swedish, what are the translations like?

I have a Dutch friend who has read the books in Dutch but prefers them in English. :)
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:40 pm

i think mspanners could easily write a discworld short story if his news reports are anything to go by!
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Postby Casaninbetween » Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:15 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Casaninbetween wrote:I just translated Troll Bridge into Swedish.

It's a little hobby of mine... :oops:
Do you usually read the books in English or Swedish? And if in Swedish, what are the translations like?

I have a Dutch friend who has read the books in Dutch but prefers them in English. :)


I read them about equally much in both languages; it's mostly down to chance, whether it's translated or not when I see it on the bookshelf. I like both versions since both have advantages; the English ones usually have some difficult words that I don't understand, but on the other hand, Pratchett's beautiful use of language get a bit lost in translation. A lot of expressions just don't roll of the tounge when translated into Swedish. And of course, the numerous puns have to be changed completely or just ignored. Because of this I think I prefer the English versions, even though I like the Swedish ones as well.
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Postby Casaninbetween » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:18 pm

Is it OK if I put up the translation of Troll Bridge on my blog? Considering copyright laws, etc.?
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