translation

Anna Skarzynska theania at freeuk.com
Wed Jan 17 14:56:26 EST 2001


Gili wrote about pitfalls of translating:
So now the question is, which is the "truer"
> translation?
>
> There isn't really a correct answer. My experience with similar issues in
> Harry Potter has shown me that critics will always point out the flaws in
> whatever solution you find, regardless of the flaws in the alternative.
>
Wasn't it Umberto Eco who wrote that "translation is the art of failure"?
Ania
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