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Tytuł: Michael Kandel - the most incredible translator ever
Wiadomość wysłana przez: xpil w Listopad 03, 2017, 12:15:51 am
Lads & ladies, what is your opinion on Michael Kandel's translation works? I had the pleasure of reading "The Cyberiad" recently and I was absolutely stunned. Knowing the original by heart (from early childhood) I was absolutely convinced it was untranslatable. And then, suddenly, I met Kandel's translation.

It's a pure pleasure.

Now I am wondering what English native speakers imagine when reading about "pritons and zits" or "Mockles fent on silpen tree". Do they realize how tricky it is to make sense out of it? I doubt it.

To me, Kandel is one of the Giants. Hats off!
Tytuł: Odp: Michael Kandel - the most incredible translator ever
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Q w Listopad 04, 2017, 12:02:49 pm
By the way... Do you know that Kandel also wrote some Lem-inspired science fiction works, and translated writings of anoher prominent Polish authors (Dukaj, Huberath, Sapkowski, likewise Huelle and Stasiuk), and edited novels of Ursula Le Guin, and anthology of Polish SF&F?
Tytuł: Odp: Michael Kandel - the most incredible translator ever
Wiadomość wysłana przez: xpil w Listopad 05, 2017, 09:19:07 am
By the way... Do you know that Kandel also wrote some Lem-inspired science fiction works, and translated writings of anoher prominent Polish authors (Dukaj, Huberath, Sapkowski, likewise Huelle and Stasiuk), and edited novels of Ursula Le Guin, and anthology of Polish SF&F?

I do now. Never been a big fan of Dukaj or Huberath btw but it's good to know anyway.
Tytuł: Odp: Michael Kandel - the most incredible translator ever
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Q w Listopad 05, 2017, 01:17:03 pm
I do now.

;)

Never been a big fan of Dukaj or Huberath btw

Well... none of them is Lem ;).