Why retranslate the literary classics?

Retranslations are making their way into book covers. While browsing the shelves of a library or a bookshop in search of the adventures of Gregor Samsa or Raskolnikov, you may be facing an impossible dilemma. Which version of the Metamorphosis or Crime and Punishment should you choose? Because in a particularly well-stocked library or bookshop, […]

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Why retranslate the literary classics?
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Why retranslate the literary classics?

Retranslations are making their way into book covers. While browsing the shelves of a library or a bookshop in search of the adventures of Gregor Samsa or Raskolnikov, you may be facing an impossible dilemma. Which version of the Metamorphosis or Crime and Punishment should you choose? Because in a particularly well-stocked library or bookshop, […]

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