Max Lawton is the greatest English translator alive

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    kys

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Max, what will you do when I translate Laissez Bronzer les Cadavres before you do? What will you do when I snipe you out of your established contract with NYRB? Because we both know my translation will be superior to yours, forcing NYRB to cancel your contract. You already tried to shut me down. You failed. I will win.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Max has never mentioned being interested in this. As far as I know the only French lit he wants to translate is Guignol’s Band by Céline and Microfictions by Régis Jauffret

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nice try, Max.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not Max but he mentions some of what he wants to translate here: https://biblioklept.org/2022/08/04/an-interview-with-max-lawton-about-translating-vladimir-sorokins-brilliant-novel-telluria/

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Don't care.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cared enough to reply

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            False dichotomy. GG EZPZ

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Keep replying, Mr non-carer.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Since you requested it sure thing lil' man. How does it feel to be intellectually daddied on a cantonese duck forum?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Max won

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >nonresponsive
            gg ez no re

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            See

            He’s the best English translator alive.
            Cope & seethe.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >quoting your other posts since words fail you
            it's over.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I’m better than you. I already won at life. No need no words, sweetheart (as Miles always sez).

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're certainly better at getting intellectually daddied on racist internet forums. Nothing personnel, kid

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nice self-portrait.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >t. redditor with no sweet pages-money ratio books

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >.gif
            useless

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Unironically have a nice day

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You sound upset, does Max’s talent intimidate you?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >talent
            Topkek

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He’s the best English translator alive.
            Cope & seethe.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sneed?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Max won

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            city slicker

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He's not the Tikhanov guy

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The what?

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Translation
    ick

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    who?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Did I stutter?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        maybe it's because i don't read translations that i don't know him

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yea, you do read translations.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nah, just you, monolingual

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Even multilinguals read translations. You need to be fluent in at least 15 language to be well read without reading translations.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Kek at this monolingual cope

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It’s true, though. Tell me how many languages you can read fluently and I’ll tell you how unread you are. Like I said, you need at least 15 to be well read WITHOUT reading translations.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            What books with a sweet page cost ratio did you find lil bro

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Your mom’s prostitute diary. Lots of stories with her johns for just 50 cents (used condition, eBay).

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You jumped the shark here. Go back to finding books with a sweet page-cost ratio

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Racist won

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Adrian Nathan West says hello and cope.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > Adrian Nathan West
      He translates reddit dogshit like Labatut lmao
      Max translates avant garde lit kino

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hermann Bürger is more avantgarde than Basedrokin et al.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          He still translated Labatut, though. A big stain in his career while Max’s career is spotless. And with Shattenfroh releasing next year it will only get better. Max’s only mistake would be Los Sorias. I hope he doesn’t translate that dogshit.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >dogshit
            redditor zoomer detected. tell us what books u were given with a sweet page-cost ratio

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            dogshit is a IQfy chud term, moron.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            zoom zoom lil zoomie

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >lil
            now that’s a zoomer word

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            yea because youre a lil zoom zoomie

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You’re the one using the word, moron.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You got intellectually daddied yet AGAIN. oh hell yes, my stick figure gun shooting deal searching solo cup bro

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Imagine being this buckbroken by a cartoon figure.
            Kek

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            ? It's heckin awesome bro. Any subreddits you recommend? I like your style

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            https://www.reddit.com/r/cormacmccarthy/

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine caring about the work of a translator. The literal monkeys of the writing world.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They deserve praise, too.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bet he let every writer he meets to buttfrick him to brag later he taked true writer dicks.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Considering Max gayton is writing a gay romance, this is actually true.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like the painting.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Who's that? Liberace and Scott?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        > Liberace and Scott
        I had to look that up. Of course it’s boomers hating on BASED Max lol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why is he wearing ribbed stockings?
      Also that painting lol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's the interpretation of that painting?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice socks

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    And soon a published author. We must to be happy to get him in our board.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alright, OP. You've convinced me. I've seen so many variations of your self-promotion threads that I decided to pirate your translation of Telluria.
    >“‘TIS time to shake the Kremlin walls!” Zoran wandered back and forth under the table with great focus, driving his fist into his palm. “’Tis time! ‘Tis time!”
    tis time indeed

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why does this guy keep posting these threads?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why would a published person post on IQfy? lol
      he isn’t Gardner

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          cope

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    he genuinely looks like a neanderthal. not in an offensive way or anything, but he looks like a caveman in uniqlo. odd fellow

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >literal who translates literal who

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. It’s avant garde stuff. Go to plebbit if you want le Stephen King.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What were the page-cost books you found?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        hate to break it to you, max but russian literature was never good

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Correct, it was never good, it was always GREAT. Post your cope below:

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >avant garde
        Kek

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Truth hurts

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bump

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bump

      Stop. It's insane. IQfy refuse to see the next literarie genius. Just let's them continue in their mediocrity

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bump

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >replaces your whole existence
    nothing personnel kid

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ouch!!!

      Based Maxbros' not like this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ouch!!!

      Based Maxbros' not like this.

      Max will continue to translate and publish in the following decades. AI means nothing to him.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why didn't Max translate APRONENIA AVITIA

        BRUCE X mogs based Max
        R
        U
        C
        E

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Vanya taked that photo.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What shit was this moron “translating” that AI replaced him? Chinese websites?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nvm, this autist is being an annoying git about his GER <—> ENG job being automated

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I would assume he was translating subtitles for animes. Anime Black folk are the only people I can think of who would automate translation. Either that or he was a business translator, translating corporate handbooks and pamphlets and safety manuals.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    See

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't know much about the thread's subject matter, but this seems like a waste of time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Something to do with the book store Indigo
      They have stores in Calcutta and Canada?

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bump

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, it's over for about a week or two. The only way this could continue is if Max acknowledges IQfy making fun of him like Waldun did.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I respect him (and Waldun too). I didn't know much about him till these threads popped up this week. He has some pretty sound advice over on the untranslated blog.

        The real problem is people make fun of someone for "trying". Some of you are like the toddlers sitting on the sidelines and then when someone else builds a tower you mock them and knock it down.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I respect him (and Waldun too). I didn't know much about him till these threads popped up this week. He has some pretty sound advice over on the untranslated blog.

        The real problem is people make fun of someone for "trying". Some of you are like the toddlers sitting on the sidelines and then when someone else builds a tower you mock them and knock it down.

        Waldung is a youtuber. Lawton is a multilingual published translator. Like they’re even on the same level. The beef IQfy has with Lawton is not his work but his success. Let’s be honest here.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          /lit/'s beef with Lawton is his online presence and the insight it gives into his mind and opinions. Scrolling through his twitter and instagram is enough to conclude that in real life he is an unlikable, stuck-up, pretentious pseud. This is a very unique phenomena to the 21st century. Thanks to twitter, I now have access to Max's personal thoughts and opinions. I can't think of any translator for which this is true except Max Lawton. If this guy had zero online presence, then IQfy wouldn't care. He'd be just another name on a book. Maybe he'd get recognition/love if he translated novels/novelists IQfy enjoyed, but the fact that he has a twitter makes him a target.

          If I recall right, IQfy's beef with him started over an argument Max got into on twitter with another IQfyizen. Max basically refused to address the IQfyizen's argument about translation and smugly said something like
          >Well I'm the translator here, bud! So shut the frick up and know your place!
          This is why IQfy hates Max Lawton. He's a stuck-up douchebag who is afraid to discuss the intricacies of translation because he's afraid he'll lose cool cred with other twitter gays.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Link to that twitter argument?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'll try to find it in a few hours (I need to go shopping). Someone posted it here about a year ago. It was very clearly the OP arguing with Max Lawton. It was very weird, and made me dislike Max Lawton. But I guess to be fair, he was just talking like anyone on IQfy would. Imagine someone makes a good point on IQfy and you just call him a moronic homosexual. Well, Max did the PC twitter version of calling someone a moronic homosexual. But the thread was from a year ago or so, maybe last summer.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you search for it yourself, the argument was over the translation of some Turkish novel. That may help you.

            Any of these?
            https://x.com/armaganekici/status/1688054419143733248?s=20

            https://x.com/IsaacFischerK/status/1688300147728359424?s=20

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Damn, Max was destroyed there. Had to resort to tricks.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Maxisisters… what Turkish novels have we translated??

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you search for it yourself, the argument was over the translation of some Turkish novel. That may help you.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I have a good feeling that the Anglosphere will soon get to read my first novel PROGRESS, my short-story collection THE WORLD, and my second novel THE ABODE. These three books represent the first era of my writing.

    >My desire is to combine disparate tendencies: the neuroticism of Proust, the hedonism of Bret Easton Ellis, and the metaphysics of William Blake. Though my German reader says it reminds him of THE CORRECTIONS… In a sense, THE ABODE is all about wanting my cake and eating it too.

    Who else is pumped to read Max's novels? A mix of Prous, Bret Easton Ellis and William Blake sounds DOPE! Also check out the vintage rolly on his wrist. Max stays winning!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All that ambition and inspirations just to get:
      > Though my German reader says it reminds him of THE CORRECTIONS
      lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      he sounds pretentious

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's called the literary lifestyle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm agonizing here another day witouth his novels.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >deep set black eyes
      >brow that protrudes at the outer oculus
      >Andre Tate mouth
      >lanky, greasy, butt-crack parted hair
      It's over.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Post you're face, slick.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm tempted to. But I blocked out my eyes in the picture I took which hides my patrician nose. And my eyes are blue and one of my best featurea. Needless to say, I'm more attractive than Max Lawton. I give off a hard, mysterious presence that people find intriguing yet intimidating.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Is this you in the art piece

            https://i.imgur.com/8i13fec.jpg

            I bet he let every writer he meets to buttfrick him to brag later he taked true writer dicks.

            ?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've been told by multiple men that I frick better than Max Lawton.

        Is that you, Vladimir Sorokin?
        He translated Blue Lard and put you on the
        map with English speakers and you just broke
        up with him on an under water stone balancing forum. REALLY. Horrible.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      DYEL

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How do you afford a Rolex on a kiterary translator's salary? Asking for a friend

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        be a nepobaby

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's just a tiny old datejust. it probably belonged to his grandmother.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >can’t win against Max on the literary arena so they now try to win with their looks, like women
    lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've been told by multiple men that I frick better than Max Lawton.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zdr

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    haha what is this thread. I went to college with max, he might recognize me but I haven’t seen him in years. He was a nice guy. I didn’t know he was a writer at all

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Any interesting stories? What was he like?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Tell me more about his cult following first. He was friendly and approachable

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There was a guy who started making threads about him but more on the resentful/whiny side given Max comes from a rich family or whatever so they call him a trustfund baby or a nepo baby, later that created a second faction of people who actually like Max and his work as a translator or maybe just reacted positively to piss off the other side. We’re still fairly early in this little IQfy war.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >given Max comes from a rich family or whatever
            Why are you being a disingenuous homosexual, Max? Mommy and daddy are incredibly wealthy and gave you a trustfund and you somehow married lucky by marrying a trustfund turk whose daddy is an important plastic surgeon in turkey and funds all her shitty movies since she is larping as a “director”

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Based play by play commentary.

            be a nepobaby

            Will this status eventually get Based, Max
            something Hollywood related such as a movie
            deal for one of his works?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes everyone is taking sides. Perhaps the greatest struggle since the reds vs the whites. A true epic in the making in the spirit of the great Russian literary tradition.

            And don’t forget the subplots of stolen French Machette translations, the egalitarian Wal Mart employee….and all of this takes place under an environment of ever domineering machine translations, AI, and replacement of the worker.

            Pick your sides people! What a time to be alive!!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yikes

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Someone is trying to steal my Manchette translation! They're just waiting until I finish it!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Who would steal that shit?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Me, lol. Here's that moron's latest page lol. I caught him as he was typing lmao

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/l3cITUR.png

            Me, lol. Here's that moron's latest page lol. I caught him as he was typing lmao

            Take your meds

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The Russian author Sorokin named Max his official English translator. He has translated like 5 books by him so far. He’s also translating other stuff.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well? Any interesting stories?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There are none, since that’s Max falseflagging. Max has ensured he has had multiple threads in the catalog for a fortnight and suddenly this buddy from Columbia just shows up. Kek you can trace Max back to his time at columbia on social media and it was pretty fricking clear that he was interested in writing and literature

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Who the frick even cares about novels?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Give me attention!
      Here’s your (You).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you. But there are many more important philosophical texts that should be translated before translating fricking Sorokin. Waste of talent.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >doesn’t have the balls to translate Pelevin

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Finish you're damn fricking novels you ex fatass lazy bastard!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you will abide

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wow
      game of thrones author tier

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Finally

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bruce X is the champion of translaters

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wow maybe if I had rich parents and a life of ease I could just sit around all day translating. Instead I'm poor and spend 30 hours a week working at Wawa and 20 hours at Burger King.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just reroll gayet

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Translating sucks. It's a slow process. You don't translate as fast as you read. You'd probably spend an hour just to translate two or 3 pages. Or maybe I'm just moronic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Better than making greasy burgers.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Will eating greasy burgers make a person skinny-fat?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      stunning insight from the proles, as usual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Go repaint your fingernails, richBlack person.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >50 hour work week
      >8 hours sleep each day is 56 hours
      >one week has 168 hours
      >you have 62 hours of free
      What's your excuse again? Let me guess, commuting and cooking food takes up 60 hours.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Can we just throw shade at NEPOS' without
        being called out on the absurdity of our envy?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Max is still seething ITT and his boyfriend, that dyel dysgenic freak translating turkish with him, is his internet defense force

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I heard he learnt Japanese in 3 months studying with Shinto monks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He cucked Sorokin with monks?

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