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From the Archives: Ghosts on the Bridge

As a transition between the two parts of our double issue of Japanese writing, you might want to revisit Michael Emmerich’s essay "Beyond Between: Translations, Ghosts, Metaphors," from our May 2009 issue. Michael details the multitude of possible Japanese renderings for the word "translation," demonstrating the subtle differences between gradations of meaning; he notes that the word "translation" implies—requires—the existence of other languages, "points to itself as...

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