April 1998
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The following is the Table of Contents from the April 1998 edition of
Metamorphoses. Some of the selections are available on-line;
the complete edition, including the original language versions
for poetry, is available only in print.



FICTION and OTHER PROSE

  Jim Maranis Translating Antonio Benítez-Rojo
Translation Seminar Lecture delivered at Mount Holyoke (Oct. '97)
8
  Adam J. Sorkin "I Was of Three Minds": Some Observations on Translating Poetry 19
  Edward Radzinsky The Princess Tarakonova
Translated from the Russian by Laszlo Tikos
13

  Franz Kafka A Message from the Emperor
A Fratricide
Translated from the German by James Gibbs
50
51
  Sara Lidman Lovers of Svappavaara
Translated from the Swedish by Eva Claeson
53

  Prosper Mérimée Mateo Falcone
Translated from the French by Hélène Cantarella
58
  David Daube Shakespeare on Aliens Learning English 70

 

POETRY

 
  Dante Alighieri Purgatorio IX
Translated from the Italian by W. S. Merwin
86
  M. Lomonosov Ode from the Book of Job 
Translated from the Russian by Dean Furbish
96
  A Handful of Mushrooms:
Poems by Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Richard Wilbur, W.S. Merwin, and Alessandro Ferace
Translations from the English by Alessandro Ferace
Translation from the Italian by Alessandro Ferace with Melinda Kennedy
Photograph by Lester Talkington
108
110
114
118
120
  Du Fu Spring Prospect 
From the Lake Tower 
Translated from the Chinese by William Mullen
122
124
  Giacomo Leopardi The Infinite 
Translations from the Italian by David Bourbeau, Ron Banerjee, and W. S. Merwin
126
  Homer Shifting Tides in Translation: A Comparison 
Translations from the Greek by Robert Fagles, Robert Fitzgerald, H. S. Butcher, Andrew Lang, Richard Lattimore, Alexander Pope, A. V. Rieu, W. H. D. Rouse, Carolyn Smith, and T. E. Shaw, with commentaries by Carolyn Smith, John Keats, and Melinda Kennedy 
Photographs: Siphnian Frieze at Delphi, detail, by Clarence Kennedy
130




 

REVIEWS

 
  Ron Banerjee The Muse of Exile 152

 

REFLECTIONS

 
  Melinda Kennedy Once Upon a Time 158

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