Robert Kelly on New Gilgamesh & Beowulf Translations

TENSIONS Robert Kelly  A note on two newly published translations I’m anxious to let the world know about: Stuart Kendall, Gilgamesh. New York, Contra Mundum, 2012 Thomas Meyer, Beowulf, a translation. Brooklyn, Punctum Books, 2012. Where does the tension come from that runs the poem? What’s missing in almost all translations of the old stuff (the classics, the canon, that fleet of inscrutable foreign vessels lined up, sailing in … Read more Robert Kelly on New Gilgamesh & Beowulf Translations