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If you've read "Hitch 22", you'll know all about the humorous effects of wrong titles. Christopher Hitchens' own book "God is not Great" is translated as "God is not Good" in Spanish. What is going on here...? Exactly as he says in his book that "Good Expectations" just isn't the same thing.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 23:12:44 UTC | #886185

Go to: Translations of my books

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Hello Richard,

I'm not a native Spanish speaker but I know the language well enough to be disappointed in the translation of the title of The God Delusion. Admittedly, "delusion" seems to be a difficult word to translate into Spanish and the book is known as "El Espejismo de Dios".

An "espejismo" is something like a mirage or an optical illusion, which is not quite the same thing.

Perhaps a native Spanish speaker could comment on this.

The Greatest Show on Earth, in Spanish, is simply titled "EvoluciĆ³n".

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:17:11 UTC | #886154

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