April 14, 2008 5:35 PM Subscribe
Is there a Definitive
English translation of Don Quixote?
posted by Devils Rancher to writing & language (13 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I was at the book store a while back, and they had three different translations on the shelf. I don't recall now by whom, but I pulled them all down, and read throught the first two paragraphs of each, and there was such a vast difference between the three that I took all three copies to the help desk, and they were no help, so I left without any of them, as I was afraid of buying an inferior translation.
I presume it's been translated many times, by many people. Is there one that stands out amongst scholars as the real deal, or should I just nab one and be done with it?