[ModLib] Re: Reading the ML

Mark Braley mark.lscv at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 6 09:20:46 EDT 2007


Terry:  That is classic.  Thanks for sharing it.  I was going to suggest to 
the disappointed readers of Zarathustra that they try the Kaufman 
translation in the later ML version.  It definitely captures the poetic 
Nietzche much better.  Mark Braley
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Terry I. Seymour" <tseymour at ptd.net>
To: "'For collectors of Modern Library books'" <modlib at owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 8:33 PM
Subject: RE: [ModLib] Re: Reading the ML


> When in college I was privileged to study under one of the great Nietzche
> scholars of our time, Professor Walter Kaufman. It was an era of building
> expansion and in several parts of the campus there were wooden fences that
> invited the inevitable grafitti. My favorite read: " God is dead" Nietche.
> Under which was "Nietche is dead" God.  Under which was " Nietzche is
> misspelled" Kaufman.
> Terry Seymour
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: modlib-bounces at owu.edu [mailto:modlib-bounces at owu.edu] On Behalf Of
> Toby G Levy
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 5:23 PM
> To: modlib at owu.edu
> Subject: [ModLib] Re: Reading the ML
>
> John Wolansky asked:
>
>> Could you please share your secret as to how you got through Thus
> Spake
>> 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.
>
> Toby
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