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bachfiend's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by bachfiend

I have 'the God Delusion' in the German translation by Sebastian Vogel, and from memory, the translation was very good. Although, I still reckon the best edition of 'the God Delusion' was the unabridged audiobook read by Richard Dawkins.

Translating does occasionally create problems in getting the exact tone right, even if the meaning is absolutely clear. I remember being very amused by 'I don't give a damn' in 'Gone with the Wind' being rendered in one German translation as the German equivalent of 'I'm quite indifferent to it'.

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:45:01 UTC | #886111