By Frank Owen

ISBN-10: 0767917359

ISBN-13: 9780767917353

Outrageous events. Brazen drug use. Fantastical costumes. Celebrities. Wannabes. Gender-bending membership childrens. Pulse-pounding beats. Sinful orgies. Botched police raids. wicked criminals. homicide.

Welcome to the decadent nineties membership scene.
In 1995, journalist Frank Owen begun studying a narrative on unique ok, a dressmaker drug that fueled the after-midnight membership scene.  He went to shop for and pattern the drug on the the world over infamous Limelight, a crumbling church switched over right into a new york disco, the place enchanting track, ecstatic dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted lengthy traces of hopeful onlookers.  Owen stumbled on an international the place reckless hedonism used to be increased to an artwork shape, and the place the ever-accelerating occasion ultimately spun uncontrolled within the arms of infamous membership proprietor Peter Gatien and his minions. In Clubland, Owen unearths how a deadly drug ring operated in a lawless, black-lit realm of fable, and the way, while the lighting fixtures got here up, their excesses left numerous sufferers of their wake. 

Praised for his risk-taking and exhilarating writing type, Frank Owen has spawned a hybrid of literary nonfiction and real crime, shooting the zeitgeist of a global that emerged within the spirit of “peace, love, team spirit and respect,” and led to tragedy. 

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With warm feelings I acknowledge the support of all my friends and colleagues at the Helsinki University English department, the Kouvola department of translation studies, and other university departments throughout Finland. I would like to thank especially those who, as native speakers of English, gave me access to their responses to allusions. I also wish to express my sincere thanks for their cooperation to the translators Elsa Carroll, Liisa Hakola, Erkki Jukarainen, Kalevi Nyytäjä, Eila Salminen and Anna-Laura Talvio 'Elone, who kindly agreed to be interviewed for this study.

Granted, not all instances of borrowed words in English are true allusions where echoes of the evoked context are assumed to colour the new context for the receiver. , and in both, the modifications are similar (a change from interrogative to declarative, and the replacement of the same two nouns by others). In the context, however, the first allusion, which occurred in a British cinematic version of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, will, if its source is recognised by the receiver, actualise Marlowe's Dr Faustus and therefore allow for a rich interpretation involving both mock-heroism and tragedy.

The term 'culture bump' has been used by Carol M. Archer (1986:170-1) of problems in face-to-face intercultural communication which are milder than culture shocks: 'A culture bump occurs when an individual finds himself or herself in a different, strange, or uncomfortable situation when interacting with persons of a different culture'. I have extended the use of her term to translation, for a situation where the reader of a TT has a problem understanding a source-cultural allusion. Such an allusion may well fail to function in the TT, as it is not part of the TL reader's culture.

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