Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Gauging proportions …

 The Writer–Translator Equation | by Tim Parks | The New York Review of Books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

When I stop translating, I simply stop. Job done. But the translation can feed into the novel. Calasso points out that Abraham and Moses did not begin their patriarchal careers until they were seventy-five and eighty years old, respectively. Before that, we know very little about them. My hero is in his seventies. Could it be that the key phase of his life is just beginning?

 Nothing feeds from the novel to the translation.

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