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The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda
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May 05, 11

bookshelves: 2011, library, maybe-thesis-read, poetry, translated
Read on May 01, 2011

5/1: read only the spanish today, straight through, no dictionary, no notes. i will be rereading this as a translation project. next pass will be my own gloss. then i will read tarn's translation and make any comments that i have on it.

5/4: completed first pass gloss.

5/5: read tarn's english version. there's a lot to like in this translation. he makes some really interesting word choices. some beautiful, some puzzling. the flow is really not there, though. i don't know that it's possible to keep in translation, but the urgency is gone out of the english version, leaving something wistful behind.
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