Best English translation of Les Chants de Maldoror?
Thread poster: Kunik

Kunik  Identity Verified
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Mar 15, 2017

There are several translations, and the reviews on Amazon are very conflicting about the translation quality. Which one would you recommend?

 

philgoddard
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I'd love to be proved wrong... Mar 15, 2017

But I think your chances of finding someone who has compared the English translations of this little-known book are close to zero.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Chants_de_Maldoror#English_translations


 

Egor Shapurov  Identity Verified
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Title of my reply Feb 27, 2019

How is it little-known, again? It is probably one of the most influential French novels.

tinageta wrote:

There are several translations, and the reviews on Amazon are very conflicting about the translation quality. Which one would you recommend?

1. You should read all of them and then learn French and read it again!

2. The one that was used by Jarmusch in the Permanent Vacation is probably good. The guy "used to" have a good taste back then.


 


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