Why I Refuse to Read Translations

The reason English-speaking readers can barely tell the difference between Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky is that they aren’t reading the prose of either one. They’re reading Constance Garnett. Joseph Brodsky Several years ago I studied a postgraduate course in medieval history. During the overview the advisor had some choice words for myself and the other students: “You cannot truly call yourself a medievalist if you cannot … Continue reading Why I Refuse to Read Translations