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Ms. Difficult: Translating Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Ms. Difficult: Translating Emily Dickinson

The Paris Review - Ana Luísa Amaral

When she was translating Rilke into Russian, the poet Marina Tsvetaeva wrote in a letter to Boris Pasternak: And today I want Rilke to speak—through me. In the vernacular, this is known as translation. (How much better the Germans put it—nachdichten!—following the poet’s path, paving anew the entire …

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