Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I'm going to ditch e-Hunger and pick up eventually the Robert Bly translation, which after looking at today I can tell is a lot better than the piece of crap tr. that I downloaded. I think that one was the original English translation; the book came out in 1890. What is it with old translations of old books always sucking? Granted, I haven't read that many old books, but whenever I compare original, Victorian-era trs. with ones from like the mid-20th century onward, it's no contest. It's not as if writers were stupider a hundred years ago, were they?