When it comes to publishing Haruki Murakami in English, nothing is lost in translation…
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I don’t even know what I’m writing, I have no idea, I don’t know anything, and I’m not reading over it, and I’m not correcting my style, and I’m writing just for the sake of writing, just for the sake of writing more to you… My precious, my darling, my dearest!
Fyodor Dostoevsky, from Poor Folk, translated by Robert Dessaix
And the sun on my shoulders brings,
because of its perfect warmth,
the feeling that I wear great wings
while stepping along the earth.
Robert Gray, from “Byron Bay: Winter” (via the-final-sentence)