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Friday, March 24, 2006

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I'm with Andre on this. I read Lydia Davis's translation of Proust and I enjoyed it but got stuck on a late section and didn't find the energy for the final push. I picked up the Montcrieff/Kilmartin/Enright translation and was in raptures. The point of translating great literature from a foreign language is to have more great literature in your own language.