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Author QuotedClayton Eshelman
Title QuotedResidence on Earth / translation of Neruda, Pablo. Residencia en la Tierra
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/01/22
Imprint[S.l.] : Amber House Press. 1962
QuotationGlad for Residence on Earth [Eshleman's translation of Neruda's poems]: your translation made me look more closely at the original. The translation is very good. It is real. I mean it is a real experience in its own right and an adequate communication of Neruda except in the few places where he is uncommunicable in English perhaps. I know what you mean about my translations of Vallejo not being "involved" in him. I had not read enough of his poetry or studied enough of his life to really get into it that deeply.
JournalThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 256
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