Monday, December 5, 2011

Post from Thurdsay

Hey guys, my computer wouldn't let me post on Thursday, so here is the re-post.

I am working on a paper about translation of Shakespeare and I stumbled unto a translation of "Hamlet" by B. Pasternak. In the "To be, or not to be" monologue Pasternak translates the line "And makes us rather bear those ills we have/Than fly to others that we know not of" with extremely beautiful and poetic language. Now, I never thought that this line was particularly beautiful in the original, so I thought it was incredible how a translation can actually illuminate the beauty of the original work.

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