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Tanya Tagaq

Forfatter af Split Tooth

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Tagaq,, Tanya Tagaq, Tanya Tagaq

Værker af Tanya Tagaq

Split Tooth (2018) 369 eksemplarer
Lõhkine hammas (2023) 4 eksemplarer
Retribution (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Animism 2 eksemplarer
Auk/Blood 1 eksemplar

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Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices (2016) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer

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Elumälestuste mütoloogia
Arvustus Kultuurilehe Loomingu Raamatukogu pehmeköidest (detsember 2023 a.) Hasso Krulli tõlkes ingliskeelsest originaalist "Split Tooth" (25. september 2018 a.).

Meie väikelinnas on sireen, mis kuulutab keelutunni algust ja lõppu. Keskpäeval ja õhtul kell kümme. Kui sireen huilgab, hakkavad kõik veokoerad ulguma, ja mul on tunne, et nad mõtlevad: seal kuskil on üks suur, valju häälega koer, kelle ulgumine valitsebki maad. Minu meelest on see sama, mis religioon.


Ülaltoodud kirjeldav lõik loob stseeni kauges Nunavuti inuittide kogukonnas, kus elu on segu reaalsusest ja mütoloogiast. Tagaqi lugu on osa täisealiseks saamisest karmis ja kõlevas maailmas, mis tegeleb nii ainete kui ka perevägivallaga, kuid mis areneb järk-järgult palju metsikumaks mütoloogiliseks maailmaks, mis koosneb animistlikust religioonist ja kohutavast filitsiidist. Romaan ühendab ainulaadselt memuaarid ja ilukirjanduse, proosa ja luule, müüdi ja tegelikkuse.

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Autor Tanya Tagaq. Foto Mike Clark. Allikas Wikipedia Commons.

Lugesin Lõhkine hammas paralleelselt ingliskeelse originaaliga Split Tooth (2018) a. Minu arvates on alati abiks ja informatiivseks lugeda tõlkeid minu eesti pärandikeeles, kui ingliskeelne originaal on käepärast.

Eestikeelne tõlge luges väga ladusalt ja mulle tundus see üsna lihtsalt arusaadav. Mõned eestikeelsed sõnad olid minu jaoks täiesti uued, näiteks “rabies” eestikeelne sõna, mis on “marutaud”.

Üks kummaline tõlge, mida ma märkasin, oli avaldus, et Nunavuti koolid suletakse, kui temperatuur on 45 kraadi alla nulli. Ingliskeelses originaalis oli temperatuur 50 kraadi alla nulli. Miks selline erinevus? Erinevalt peaaegu kõigist Loominguraamatukogu väljaannetest, mida olen lugenud, ei olnud ka joonealuseid märkusi aeg-ajalt inuittide sõnadele nagu muktuk.

Muud ülevaated
Kristjan Randma arvustus saab lugeda siit.

Asjaolud ja lingid
Lõhkine hammase sissejuhatus ja katkendit saab lugeda Loomingu Raamatukogu kodulehel siit.

Tanya Tagaq tutvustab raamatut, räägib oma elust ja teeb mõned ettelugemised rahvusvahelisel Kunstide ja Ideede Festivalil 2019 a., mida saate vaadata siit (Inglise keeles, aga eesti keele automaattõlke saab sisse lülitada).

Kõigi Loomingu Raamatukogu seni välja antud teoste täieliku loetelu leiate eestikeelsest Vikipeediast siit.
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alanteder | Mar 21, 2024 |
Coming of Age Mythology
Review of the Penguin Canada paperback edition (September 24, 2019) with reference to the Viking audiobook (September 25, 2018) of the original Viking hardcover (September 25, 2018)

There is a siren that sounds in our small town to announce the curfew. At noon and at 10 p.m. Every time the siren sounds all the sled dogs howl, and I imagine that they think there is a large, loud god dog that rules the land howling. I equate this with religion.


The descriptive passage above sets the scene in a remote Inuit community of Nunavut where life is a blend of reality and mythology. Tagaq's tale is part coming of age in a rough and tumble world dealing with both substance and domestic abuse but which also gradually develops into a much wilder mythological world of animistic religion and horrific filicide.
The novel uniquely blends memoir and fiction, prose and poetry, myth and reality.

I started by reading the paperback edition of Split Tooth but was so intrigued by hearing a sample of the author's own reading, I also listened to the audiobook edition. The print edition comes with a limited series of illustrations. The audiobook includes Tagaq's unique solo Inuit throat singing (authentic throat singing is performed by two women*) in brief segments as chapter interludes.

I read the original English language Split Tooth (2018) in parallel with its recently released Estonian language translation Lõhkine hammas (December 2023). I always find it helpful and informative to read translations in my heritage language of Estonian if the English original is near at hand.

Footnote
* You can see a sample of authentic Inuit throat singing in an excerpt from the Tanya Tagaq biographical documentary Ever Deadly (2022) here.

Soundtrack
You can listen to the Tanya Tagaq album Retribution (2016) at YouTube here.

Trivia and Links
Tanya Tagaq does a short sample reading from the book along with some animated illustrations at this YouTube video.
This reading is likely excerpted from the limited edition vinyl LP Split Tooth (2018) which contains readings of poems from the book along with a fox story (i.e. it is not the entire audiobook). I'd better not post the album cover here due to censorship concerns, but you can see it at Discogs😳.

Tanya Tagaq introduces the book, talks about her life and does some readings at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas 2019 which you can watch here.
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alanteder | 13 andre anmeldelser | Mar 19, 2024 |
One of the most unique things I've ever "read". This is a sort of mythopoetic memoir - Inuit myths are interwoven with the tale of a young woman growing up in Nunavut. Tagaq's own poetry is interspersed throughout the novel. The impressionistic short prose pieces wonderfully depict a hardscrabble, sometimes disturbing, but never completely bleak childhood in the Canadian Artic. Discussion of rape, sexual assault, and drugs abounds, so be warned. The audiobook is great, read by the author, however, the structure (or lack thereof) of the novel makes it hard to follow on audio. This is, ultimately, my one complaint: I could have done wiith more structure. Drags in the middle before the "endgame" reveals itself. Very much worth reading for its overall uniqueness and great prose, but you may not feel it all comes together in the end.… (mere)
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markhopp | 13 andre anmeldelser | Oct 10, 2023 |
Fascinating listen -- audiobook read by the author highly recommended. An emotionally tough listen at times, but a unique and powerful performance by an extremely talented writer/poet/singer.
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SaraElizabeth11 | 13 andre anmeldelser | Aug 6, 2023 |

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