Tonyblack wrote:Nice one Chris! I wonder if they have the first Tarzan book? I used to have it years ago and it was excellent. The film Greystoke was a pretty close adaptation.
hattie wrote:I finally got together the courage to read Ulysses and Moby Dick. Not sure if I'll finish them though
hattie wrote:I still want to find out for myself.
There's a really interesting book about translation by Umberto Eco (Dire quasi la stessa cosa) and in it he says ther's so many people that tried translating Ulysses but just couldn't get it right.
Want to try finding out why it's so hard to do
It's like th 2 new german translations of Moby Dick
pip wrote:Thats fair enough . Always better to draw your own conclussions.
The reason it doesn't translate is because its written in a stream of conciousness style (or vomiting on the page )
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