--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Marek Reavis" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > You're probably right about Barks, but that "translation" of the > Arabic was the first time that the phrase made any sense to me. > Obviously, it resonates with my experience and understanding. > Same with Bly's "translations" of Kabir; I've been told that > they are very creative translations but they remain my favorite > versions. > > Thanks for the heads-up.
No problem. As it turns out, you are absolutely correct about Robert Bly and his "creative" translations. I've been told with regard to both him and Coleman Barks that they don't actually know the languages they are "translating" from, and most often work from several different English-language translations of the originals, trying to render them more poetical. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/