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I don't associate Penguin Classics with their modern desecrations. Ghavrel Send a noteboard - 18/01/2010 01:46:15 AM
They are always among the best translations available, and they're available for such a decent price! By "best" I mean something that captures the spirit of the original, not necessarily the most literal translation. Penguin translations always flow well.

Bah to endnotes! Footnotes are superior. :|
"We feel safe when we read what we recognise, what does not challenge our way of thinking.... a steady acceptance of pre-arranged patterns leads to the inability to question what we are told."
~Camilla

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Well done. *NM* - 18/01/2010 10:44:51 PM 384 Views

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