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St Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life by Isaac of Nineveh
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In general I really like the writings of St. Isaac. This book I found somewhat disappointing, but mostly because I found the translation hard to read. I'm not a translator and don't know what the original text was like, but for me this read like a very 'wooden', literal translation. It needed work to polish it and make is read with a beauty to it. Many translations today also provide footnotes to explain the difficulties in the text, but this translation does not have that. St. Isaac is worth reading, and there are gems in this text, just not my favorite translation of St. Isaac.

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Reading Progress

August 13, 2018 – Started Reading
August 13, 2018 – Shelved
August 21, 2018 – Finished Reading

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