No. 48, Lost in Translation (May 2012)

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Table of Contents

  1.           Frost, ‘Poetry is what gets lost in translation.’

  2.           French

  3.           Russian

  4.           Polish

  5.           German

  6.           Hungarian

  7.           Italian

  8.           Chinese

  9.           Swedish

10.           Dutch

11.           Spanish

12.           Ladin

13.           Portuguese

14.           Greek

15.           Irish

16.           Ancient Greek

17.           Latin

18.           Hebrew

19.           English

20.           Letter One

21.           Letter Two

22.           Letter Three

23.           List of Translators

This issue was a project undertaken collectively by readers of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, each of whom translated a quotation into eighteen different languages in succession, without knowledge of the original wording of the text. The often repeated source-quote, which is attributed to the American poet Robert Frost, doesn’t in fact appear in any of his formal prose or verse, but is a rewording of an apparently recorded remark made by Frost apropos poetry: ‘It is that which is lost out of both prose and verse in translation.’


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