15 abr. 2008

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Stéphane Mallarmé. Herodías. . Trans. Antonio and Amelia Gamoneda. 2006. 65 pp.

Antonio Gamoneda translated this long poem by Mallarmé into Spanish with his daughter Amelia, who is a professor of French. The translation is easier to follow than the orginal, both because I know Spanish better, and because you almost have to be more explanatory in a translation of such a difficult work. I did pass my eyes over the French original too. There are these small radiant clusters of very beautiful language.