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“Reading a poem in translation,” wrote Bialek, “is like kissing a woman through a veil”; […] Translation is a kind of transubstantiation; one poem becomes another. You choose your philosophy of translation just as you choose how to live: the free adaptation that sacrifices detail to meaning, the strict crib that sacrifices meaning to exactitude. The poet moves from life to language, the translator moves from language to life; …

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Happy Easter, everyone! I hope y’all get to relax and enjoy the holidays. (Here in Germany, we have four days in total! Yeah, us!) Here’s a wonderful quote on translation I found, and I would like to share it with you, hoping it’ll lift your spirits and give you a little extra boost for your work – the works of art you create every day for your clients! “The translation …

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“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind” — R. Kipling

 

Die Sprache ist die Haut der Seele. Language is the soul’s skin.