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Charles Martin

Guest Editorial




W.H. Auden wrote that whenever he wished to discourage conversation with someone seated next to him on a plane, he would answer, “Medieval historian,” when that person asked what it was that he did. The response would inevitably send his neighbor back to his reading. Those of us engaged in the practice of poetic translation need not stoop to such mendacities in order to discourage unwanted intimacies. From experience, I can guarantee that, on almost any imaginable social occasion, all that it takes to . . .
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