books: the new translations

I just wanted to write a short post here about translations.

There is this wave of new translations of classics: like new translations of Proust and Tolstoy. In my view, this is fantastic. I read War and Peace last year and I still wish that I had chosen the new translation that just came out. Not sure it was available when I was choosing a translation, but just dipping into the new translation shows me that it seems like an excellent choice.

Recently, I read the amazing new translation of Swann’s Way. Felt like that Keats poem on reading Homer. Translation – it matters. Anyways, I highly recommend it.

You can download the older translations for free – but these new ones are really worth it…