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thwap
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posted 09 September 2005 06:13 PM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To start Cervantes's [i]Don Quixote in this, the 500th Anniversary of the book.
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rinne
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posted 09 September 2005 10:15 PM      Profile for rinne     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have been thinking about doing that. Is there a translation you recommend?
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thwap
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posted 09 September 2005 10:57 PM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by a citizen of winnipeg:
I have been thinking about doing that. Is there a translation you recommend?

Oh lord no! I don't know shit from shinola when it comes to Cervantes!

I got my copy free, cause I found it and the front cover was ripped off. I don't know who the translator is!!!


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Granola Girl
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posted 09 September 2005 11:01 PM      Profile for Granola Girl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's been on my "to read" list forever now. A 500th anniversary read is certainly good motivation. I mean, telling people you read the book on its 500th anniversary just seems to sound better than telling people you read it on its 501st anniversary, 508th or 529th anniversary.

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obscurantist
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posted 10 September 2005 01:38 AM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I read half of Quixote (the first "book") earlier last year. So at my current pace, I should finish the entire thing somewhere around the year 2501.

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skdadl
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posted 10 September 2005 07:58 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by a citizen of winnipeg:
I have been thinking about doing that. Is there a translation you recommend?

The newest translation -- I think 2003 or 2004 -- is by Edith Grossman. I haven't read it or got it, but Christopher Hitchens wrote a rollicking, wonderful review of it in, I think, Harper's last year, one of the few times I've enjoyed reading Hitchens lately.

The introduction is by Harold Bloom and is a rave -- since Bloom is such a snob, that's probably a good sign too.

But I would think that any recent translation would have to be good, given the long history of both the novel's translation and its reception in English.


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rinne
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posted 10 September 2005 08:10 AM      Profile for rinne     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks for the translation tip.

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posted 10 September 2005 07:38 PM      Profile for raccunk     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by obscurantist:
I read half of Quixote (the first "book") earlier last year. So at my current pace, I should finish the entire thing somewhere around the year 2501.

[ 10 September 2005: Message edited by: obscurantist ]



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