Books by Neil Packer
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NPR stories about Neil Packer
It's the era of the e-reader, and book lovers are trying to get used to reading on the screen. But every now and then, a book comes along that just seems to insist on being physical. The publishers of a richly illustrated retelling of Homer's Odyssey say not all books are meant to be e-books
Every language has words that express unique ideas — words that just don't translate very well into English. At the same time, those can be the exact ideas that tell us the most about another culture. Author Christopher J. Moore discusses these concepts and his new book In Other Words.
Linguist Christopher J. Moore has made a career of searching out some of the world's most "untranslatable" expressions — words from around the globe that defy an easy translation into English. Moore shares a few of his linguistic favorites from his new book In Other Words: A Language Lover's Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World.