Mario Luzi: Marina (inspired by Marina by T. S. Eliot)

“First consideration: Poetry is, in theory, untranslatable. And yet (and this is the second consideration) poetry is translated; nevertheless, we read poetry in translation; nevertherless, we know poets―and important poets that are essential to our culture, to our very idea of poetry―only thanks to translation.” G. Raboni MarinaMario LuziChe acque affaticate contro la fioca riva,che…Read more Mario Luzi: Marina (inspired by Marina by T. S. Eliot)

Giovanni Verga and D.H. Lawrence: translation studies

There is much talk about translation skills and whether a translator should also be a writer: This translation, which I love, is by D. H. Lawrence, and it is the answer. I have no doubt. That said, I have added some comments and observations. La robaGiovanni VergaIl viandante che andava lungo il Biviere di Lentini,…Read more Giovanni Verga and D.H. Lawrence: translation studies