Gili Bar-Hillel abhillel at
Thu Jan 18 22:17:33 EST 2001

>Wasn't it Umberto Eco who wrote that "translation is the art of failure"?

That's one for my files Ania, thank you!

There's the famous "poetry is what gets lost in translation".

I had a professor who collected metaphors for translation. The only two I 
remember are:
1. translation is like a kiss through a veil
2. translation is like the reverse side of an embroidered tapestry
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