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    Re: Moby Dick Tales
    From: Jackson McDonald
    Date: 2019 Jan 18, 13:53 -0800

    Tony, Sorry for the delay in responding.  Yes, I'm aware that the word in Russian for "peace" has several other meanings, but I never thought about it when reading "War and Peace."  Now that you mention it, however, "War and Society" suits the content of the novel better. 

    In a similar vein, the title of Tolstoy's novel "Resurrection" is occasionally mistranslated as "Sunday."  That's a wholly unacceptable mistranslation, I think.  

    Having translated a multitude of documents during my career, I've come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a "true" translation and that all translations are approximations, especially literary translations.

    Now back to traditional navigation before Czar Frank scolds us.

    JMcD

       
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