Posted: Jan 29, 2023 8:35 am
by Evolving
I was a bit distracted by Barker's frequent use of purely English expressions ("why was he born so beautiful"), and English, moreover, of a certain age ("half a crown"). Updating the classics in translating them has a long tradition, and that's all very well, but I found it, yes, distracting to see the story anchored so firmly, linguistically speaking, in pre-decimal-currency England.