Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Early-Bird Gothic

wczesno-ptasi gotyku

Who dare writes such a magical phrase?!?! And it confounds me why those other translators have rendered this line into barely suitable English: "early ornithogothic." What a disservice to Szymborska's poetry and my sensibilities as a translator. Hell, even Google Translate does a better job. "Have mercy on them."

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