Wednesday, 14 March 2007

If Only I Could Translate Russian

I'm translating Jorge Luis Borges again, but this time I'm translating one of his pithy quotes about translation:
No sé por qué siempre se piensa mal de los traductores y, sin embargo, todos estamos de acuerdo en que la literatura rusa es admirable...
I don't know why people think badly of translators whilst, nevertheless, everybody is in agreement that Russian literature is to be admired...
From Las palabras son pistolas cargadas.

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