[ModLib] Re: Reading the ML
candm at wavecable.com
Thu Jul 5 19:32:46 EDT 2007
I have also been attempting to read thru the ML by number. As the saying
goes, You don't need to finish the task; it's enough just to keep at
it. Some of these books are very difficult to find, even with a local
library search. Somewhere along the line, I decided that I did not have
to read the ML translation if it was a poor one. It was enough to just
read the book. I must admit it did seem like forever to plow my way
thru Thus Spake Zarathustra, and I often thought, Why am I doing this?
A question still without an answer.
Toby G Levy wrote:
> John Wolansky asked:
>> Could you please share your secret as to how you got through Thus
>> Zarathustra? I took three swings and struck out.
> As with all the Nietzche, I did what I did with the Iliad: I read a few
> pages, then began to just read just the first sentence of each paragraph
> and would up just reading the the first paragraph of each chapter, or
> "Book." As I leaf through the intervening pages, if something catches my
> eye I stop and read that as well.
> I mean, I HAVE read other better translations of The Iliad. It's not like
> I was missing anything. With the Nietzche, I felt like I was better off
> NOT reading it too closely!
> Mike Mayer asked:
>> Is that the Leaf/Lang/Myers translation that newer editions used?
> Yes that's the one. The Odyssey is translated by Lang and Butcher.
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