Izzie Kaufeler

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Heidi was my first grown up book. When you’re six, Heidi with no pictures is a very grown up book, especially when you read it the whole way through by yourself. I’ve loved reading ever since I can remember and as well as trying all kinds of new books, doing a degree in foreign languages certainly broadens your horizons should they need it, I love re-reading old favourites.

I recently finished my degree, and am now trying to work out the most direct route to my ideal job- literary translation with other publishing-y stuff on the side to make ends meet. Suggestions on a postcard please.

I could never name an absolute favourite book or author, although Heidi will always have a special place in my affections, but if anyone wants to share theirs I’m always on the look out for new books and authors to try.

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    Heidi Polk posted a message to Izzie Kaufeler Hi there! I read your review on Kate Nivison's _The Wine is Red_ and I thought I'd mention tha...Hi there! I read your review on Kate Nivison's _The Wine is Red_ and I thought I'd mention that you might enjoy Barbara Kingsolver's _The Poisonwood Bible_ (if you haven't already come across it) - it's a really great book and has some wonderful themes, characters, etc... (more) and won+3
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    Daphne Kapsali posted a message to Izzie Kaufeler Hi Izzy, thanks for your message. I actually did my MA at Goldsmiths, so I don't have any tips ...Hi Izzy, thanks for your message. I actually did my MA at Goldsmiths, so I don't have any tips as regards UEA. But it sounds like a pretty fantastic course (I've been toying with the idea of it myself, actually, as I'm working as a translator), so I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Good luck! Daphne (more) and won+3
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    Liz Lockhart posted a message to Izzie Kaufeler Hello, I'm just about to start reading *Possession* and looking forward to it. Started readin...Hello, I'm just about to start reading *Possession* and looking forward to it. Started reading the novel some time ago and remember thinking that it was shaping up to be an utterly brilliant work, before having to put it aside in a flurry of coursework. It's definitely time to go back to it now. I'd be interested to read your thoughts on *Possession* when you've finished it. Liz :) (more) and earned+3
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    Izzie Kaufeler posted a message to Daphne Kapsali Hi Daphne, I just read your article on Creative Writing and Academia. I found it really intere...Hi Daphne, I just read your article on Creative Writing and Academia. I found it really interesting, especially as, coincidentally, I'm going to a Post-Grad open day at UEA next week. Hopefully this will result in me doing a literary translation masters- self indulgent: yes, and with a similar aim to yours: hopefully someone somewhere will end up paying me to do what I really enjoy. If you have any 'what they won't tell you at the open day' tips, I'd be really interested to hear them. Thanks, Izzie (more) and bagged+3
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    Izzie Kaufeler posted a message to Kate Nivison Hi Kate, I really enjoyed reading The Wine is Red. I found your writing style engaging and the...Hi Kate, I really enjoyed reading The Wine is Red. I found your writing style engaging and the characters and their flaws and concerns realistic. However, I was left curious as to why Clare decided to return to Africa when she did and whether her feelings for Richard or her experiences in Africa were important to her gradual loss of faith. I also found, given my limited knowledge and experience of (post)colonial and ex-pat Africa, that some of the references and implications at the start of the book were a bit in-group and went over my head, although was less of a problem as I got further into the book and more familiar with the background. On a similar note, I found Clare's memories in the early stages of the book a bit confusing as I hadn't yet gotten the nuances of the different relationships yet. Never the less, I found myself increasingly caught up in the story and the characters and found the roles and relationships of the priests and the power figures to the local community fascinating. Clare's return to St Gab's and the differences between the real, hoped for, and unforeseen legacy and ramifications of colonialism were well developed on many levels and have left me wanting to learn more about the relevant fields. Thanks for making this book available, Izzie (more) and earned+3
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