Alexandra Speirs wrote:
I wasn't casting any doubts on Conrad's popularity, it's just unusual for me to get two quotes from him in less than a month ...
Must be because I've been getting a better class of translation lately, you don't get quotes from Conrad, or anyone else for that matter, in instructions manuals for machinery ...
Seeing that this quote is on the frontispiece, do you think I could chop off the first few words that refer to a woman?
Just begin with "for life to be large and full, it must contain..."
Or would that be frowned upon by purists?
Well, the Italian text, schifoso though it is, begins "La vita, per essere piena e reale..." so I suppose that's where you should also begin.
[Edited at 2012-07-31 15:05 GMT]