Tag Archives: translation

Heaney’s Great “Beowulf” Translation

One of the late Seamus Heaney’s great legacies is his translation of “Beowulf.”

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The Translator’s Impossible Dilemma

A translator of literature must choose between poetry and accuracy. It’s almost impossible to have both.

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Translation Skeptics, Go Stuff Yourselves

Whenever I teach a work in translation (including Beowulf) I always feel vaguely guilty, as though I’m an amateur when the occasion calls for a professional. Therefore I am deeply grateful to my Ljubljana colleague Jason Blake for the following defense of translation. He puts his finger on my anxieties and assures me that reading […]

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