W. H. Auden Quote

Any one who attempts to translate from one tongue into another will know moods of despair when he feels he is wasting his time upon an impossible task. But, irrespective of success or failure, the mere attempt can teach a writer much about his own language which he would find it hard to learn elsewhere.


The Dyer's Hand, and Other Essays (1962)

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Any one who attempts to translate from one tongue into another will know moods of despair when he feels he is wasting his time upon an impossible...

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Any one who attempts to translate from one tongue into another will know moods of despair when he feels he is wasting his time upon an impossible...

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Any one who attempts to translate from one tongue into another will know moods of despair when he feels he is wasting his time upon an impossible...

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Any one who attempts to translate from one tongue into another will know moods of despair when he feels he is wasting his time upon an impossible...