Sergei Lukyanenko

Sergei Lukyanenko

Russian science fiction writer
Above all, translators must be native speakers. It's not because they speak the language better -- I understand that sometimes a foreigner can learn a language better than native speakers. It has more to do with having an intimate knowledge of the society for which the book is being translated.More Sergei Lukyanenko quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What an unfortunate instrument the guitar is! An instrument of such great nobility, a genuine monarch of music-- reduced to a pitiful lump of wood with six strings, constantly abused by people with no ear and no voice.More Sergei Lukyanenko quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you have love in you, it's a strength. But if you are in love, it's a weakness.More Sergei Lukyanenko quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Evil has no need to bother with eliminating Good. It's far simpler to let Good fight against itself.More Sergei Lukyanenko quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A writer who wants to be translated and published abroad faces a very difficult challenge: first of all, he must make sure that his book is cosmopolitan in the best sense of the word, that it is interesting to a global audience. Nobody is going to read about problems that they don't care about.More Sergei Lukyanenko quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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