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The Song of Roland Back to the Song of Roland, that “anonymous old French epic, dating perhaps as early as the middle 11th century.” If you’ve been turned off by old poetry, you may just be reading the wrong translation. … Continue reading

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The Song of Roland

I love translations that make me feel I am reading what a native speaker is reading. Kenneth Rexroth did for me with 100 Poems from the Chinese, 100 Poems from the Japanese, and other collections. Schoken did a tremendous job publishing Kafka. Their books … Continue reading

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