The translator is ghost

Just finished reading, Michael Emmerich's, "Beyond Between: Translation, Ghosts, Metaphors."

I'm intrigued by this concept that the translator "is not a bridge; she is something like a ghost." The translator, rather than communicating with another culture or person is "existing in two worlds at once but belonging fully to neither."

I'm more than intrigued-- I'm struck by this exploration. Mostly I saw how being a "ghost" is much like being someone with a dual-cultural identity. Breaking down the idea that going between two worlds is notsomuch a linear bridge, but more of a whole experience floating in and out from one or the other and being completely in one at a time, but also with ties to both.

The title of this blog seems so out-dated now-- rather than being "in-between" perhaps its a cultural ghost.

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