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May 31, 2010

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This is terrific, thanks.

Nice catch, Megin. I think you made your case very well. Of course as Borges says in the poem, "El que justifica o quiere justificar un mal que le han hecho." And here he sees a larger problem,
"The original is unfaithful to the translation."
—Jorge Luis Borges

I think you made your case very well. Of course as Borges says in the poem, "El que justifica o quiere justificar un mal que le han hecho." And here he sees a larger problem,

I think you made your case very well. Of course as Borges says in the poem, "El que justifica o quiere justificar un mal que le han hecho." And here he sees a larger problem,

Borges was well aware of the significance of the Lamed Vav Tzadikim, the 36 righteous ones who are both "unaware" of each other and of their own righteousness. I believe Mr. Reid is trying to do Borges justice, but his choice was a difficult one, since the English word "unaware" lacks the poetic depth of Borges intent. I wonder what W.S. Merwin would have done with it...

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