Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I meant to add earlier that I'm now reading Grimmelshausen's Adventures of a Simpleton in what appears to be a pretty free-and-easy 60s translation by Walter Wallich (not sure if the link is to that translation or not). For example, I bet there's no exact 17th-century German equivalent of 'jumble sale'. But what the hell - it's extremely engaging, an early exercise in hilarious, obscene, satirical picaresque. Lovely.