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Thread #37073   Message #722791
Posted By: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
04-Jun-02 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: Translations mutilating songs
Subject: RE: Translations mutilating songs
Anatole France was clever, but, certainly a statement like this cannot be supported by the facts, there are faithful women, and beauty is a relative thing

translations are a different matter, though, and he is correct there, faithful translations are often clumsy and awkward and lack style and grace, lovely translations are often crudely approximate to the original

women deserve more respect, they are nothing like translations, they are incomparable one to another, each beautiful in a unique way