M.Leddy + translation   35

Nancy Pelosi, earlier today: "I pray for the president of the United States."

Translation: “He's off his rocker.”
may 2019 by M.Leddy
Or, or, or
Robert Alter on translating the Bible.
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Anthea Bell (1936–2018)
I know Stefan Zweig’s fiction in large part through Bell’s translations. W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz too.
october 2018 by M.Leddy
A new Odyssey
“Now goddess, child of Zeus, / tell the old story for our modern times. / Find the beginning.”
Homer  Odyssey  translation 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Homer’s Odyssey, Joe Sachs’s translation
I’m not sure how I found my way to Joe Sachs’s translation of the Odyssey , a translation that seems to have met with widespread indifference. But two episodes in, I think I’ve found a new favorite to place alongside Robert Fitzgerald’s and Stanley Lombardo’s versions of the poem.
Homer  Odyssey  translation 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Carlo Rotella on Muhammad Ali, Homer, and translation
The starting point for Rotella’s thinking is a boxer’s boast in Iliad 23: “I am the greatest.”
Homer  Iliad  translation 
march 2015 by M.Leddy
“The damned desire of having”
A striking phrase from Rolfe Humphries’s 1955 translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
Ovid  poetry  translation 
october 2014 by M.Leddy
Three Virgils
“For my money, it’s Lombardo first, Fitzgerald second, and Fagles a distant third.”
Aeneid  translation 
october 2014 by M.Leddy
Lost in machine translation
“I think that translators, the human kind, will be in business for many years to come.”
march 2013 by M.Leddy
Edward Luttwak on Homer Inc
Edward Luttwak on the Iliad in Arabic, Chinese, and English.
Homer  Iliad  Odyssey  translation 
february 2012 by M.Leddy
New from Homer
why might one sit down to translate a work one has never read, either in the original or in translation?
Homer  poetry  translation 
october 2011 by M.Leddy
Stanley Lombardo reads Homer
Link to a review of the Iliad and Odyssey on CDs
classics  Homer  Iliad  Odyssey  poetry  StanleyLombardo  translation 
august 2006 by M.Leddy

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