Good translations of Cervantes and Tolsoy?
April 29, 2011 6:11 PM Subscribe
I'm up for tackling some big all-time classics, especially Don Quixote
and War and Peace
, and I'm wondering which translations to get.
posted by Rinku to media & arts (19 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Both of these novels have been translated into english a dozen times, and I'm wondering which translations are supposed to be the best. "Best" is a vague word, but I'm looking for translations that are accessible to a general audience, but also is a good representation of the original text.
These novels keep being translated – should I go with the newest versions, or are there older "classic" translations that still hold up?
Those two are at the top of my list, but I'd also be interested in hearing about translations of Proust, as well as any other classic novels you felt have particularly excellent translations.