Category: Translation

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Hermann Hesse – Steps

I’ve been trying to translate some poetry. This time, it’s Hermann Hesse’s ‘Stufe’, which means ‘steps’ or ‘phases’ or ‘stages’. ‘Steps’ is the usual English title, and makes the most sense as, in English,...

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On the Translation of Poems

The strange thing about translations of poetry is that they always feel as if they’re missing something. If the results read too nicely, you wonder what’s been lost to achieve that. And, if it...