User talk:CKnapp

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We're so glad you're here!--Asteriontalk 20:49, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the encouragement. I notice you're perhaps more of a Borges fan than I am? CKnapp 23:55, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
He, he. First person to spot it you are ;-) Asteriontalk 01:45, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
I think I'm the first person who has cared enough to notice it ;). Borges is understandably under-celebrated: His writing is dry, often didactic, and full of overly-subtle allusions. Half the reason I like him is his use of what I call the jokeless punchline: He'll make a reference to a literary work, or philosophical movement without the proper syntax that implies a reference. I do that all the time; unfortunately, every time I do this, I have to explain the reference to my friends... Also, he has a habit of "forgetting" to add enthusiasm to important events, such as the revalation that "the wizard" from the Circular Ruins was a dream. CKnapp 04:05, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Draußen vor der Tür[edit]

I'm editing the English article in my sandbox space. Feel free to comment in this section until I update the actual page. Progress will be slow for a couple of weeks as I have a hazy memory and cannot seem to procure a German version of the play, and I'm not going to read it in English (I'm using it to re-teach some of the German I've forgotten.) I'll keep this updated CKnapp 19:37, 20 November 2006 (UTC)


This is a responce to Boson's comment on the Wolfgang Borchert Talk Page:

I think you're right: Outside the Door does seem to suggest On the Doorstep I'm wondering how this could be remedied. Saying Standing Outside the Door is a little closer, but it still suggests entry. Outside, in the Cold seems to have the correct connotation, as well as fitting the book, but there is still something missing. Perhaps it's just that translations cannot achieve the emotional impact of the original? Or maybe there's some other translation that works better? CKnapp 00:12, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
I haven't had any brilliant ideas in the meantime. I suppose translating things that have a literal meaning and a figurative meaning (or lots of connotations) is a bit like translating puns: occasionally the muse smiles on you, but usually she doesn't. --Boson 21:18, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
I think you're right about that... This just came to me, What about "Outside, outside the door"?

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Thanks for correcting that. I appreciate learning from my mistakes, and as I'm fairly new to Wikipedia I don't always remember all the guide lines.