Posts Tagged ‘fedele/infedele’

Robert Wechsler

27Set10

˜ L’eterna controversia forma/contenuto Faithless traitors Faithless traitors, Boo to you, Boo to you, You write what you want to, You write what you want to, All day long, All day long. No one would call this translation, yet almost everyone considers the other end of the continuum—all the content and none of the form—translation. […]


Borges / Belitt

24Set10

Make me macho and gaucho and skinny «If Borges had had his way—and he generally did—all polysyllables would have been replaced [in English translation] by monosyllables. … People concerned about the legitimacy of the literal might well be scandalized by his mania for dehispanizaton. … “Simplify me. Modify me. Make me stark. My language often […]