Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Naomi Lazard -- nothing lost in translation --



Refugee Mural in Silver Spring, MD -- Photo copyright Kyi May Kaung.

Naomi Lazard is a wonderful, sensitive translator and poet.

When reading her translations of Faiz Ahmad Faiz, I feel just as if I am reading the original.

Same is true of Maureen Freely who translates Orhan Pamuk's books, and

Howard Goldblatt, who translates from the Chinese.

Would that everyone could find such wonderful translators.

Kyi May Kaung.