Thread: Literary Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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More and more I can make an argument for Lowe-Porter; after all, she worked in collaboration with Mann for many years on her translations of his work. When it comes to the ancients, you can't get too modern for me, but with a work that's relatively recent, I'm not sure we're not better off with a translation of its time as having more of the flavor of the original.
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issybird, I regret to say that I think you are right, where the regret comes from returning the Lowe-Porter to the library before leaving for some travel, as they had only one copy and I was afraid they would recall it. I am only at Part III, but it feels somehow too "hip". Not sure whether I want to read both translations,
but I think once I touch base again I'll have comparisons here and there.
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