The Mongols: A History

Jeremiah Curtin (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Publish Date
March 20, 2003
Pages
456
Dimensions
5.58 X 8.4 X 1.16 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780306812439
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About the Author

Jeremiah Curtin (6 September 1835 - 14 December 1906) was an American translator and folklorist. Harold B. Segel writes about Curtin's translations of works by Henryk Sienkiewicz: . . . Curtin was an indefatigable, diligent, and reasonably accurate translator, but he lacked any real feeling for language. Despite occasional lapses, the translations are acceptably faithful to the original, yet much of the time they are stilted and pedestrian. This results, at times, as [the American translator Nathan Haskell Dole had remarked [in 1895], from the location of the adverb in final position (even when this is not the Polish word order).[...] The inelasticity [that the Briton, Sir Edmund William Gosse spoke of [in 1897] is perhaps nowhere so clearly evident in Curtin's translations as in his insistence on rendering koniecznie as absolutely in all circumstances.