Firerose Arien (firerosearien) wrote in linguaphiles,
Firerose Arien
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On translations

Right now I'm reading an Alexandre Dumas novel. He's more or less become my favorite author this year, but I've noticed something: in some translations of his work, I am able to follow it through from start to finish, and not have to work at what he is trying to say, while in other editions this is not so.

So I was wondering, when you read an author in a translated edition, do you look for a certain translator if you can?

What in you mind makes a good translation?
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