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Ian Johnston
Johnston, a retired professor of English, Classics and Liberal Studies living in British Columbia, is one of the most prolific, talented and diversified translators working today.Since the release in 2006 of Ian Johnston's new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey, these and his other... show more

Johnston, a retired professor of English, Classics and Liberal Studies living in British Columbia, is one of the most prolific, talented and diversified translators working today.Since the release in 2006 of Ian Johnston's new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey, these and his other translated materials have become popular with students, teachers and others who ventured into the world of the classics.He is known for his powerful and direct style, and his ability to make the works accessible to the modern reader while remaining faithful to the original work. This unique talent is making his work increasingly the translations of choice for high schools, colleges and universities throughout the English-speaking world.While many have translated ancient Greek classic works into English, and many others have given us new and inspiring translations of Kafka, Nietzsche, Rousseau, Aristotle, Rene Descartes, Denis Diderot and Karl Marx, how many can be said to have successfully translated all of those mentioned, andmore? It requires a unique and special talent to translate the work of so many in such a variety of languages and genres, and all with so intimate a translation that there have been greater than 18 million page viewings to the various works on this translator's website since it's inception.Thirty of Professor Johnston's translated works have been released to date in book form with plans for the release of all of his translated material over the next several years.
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
My Square Markers and "Virgin" Bingo Card: "Virgin" card posted for ease of tracking and comparison. Black Kitty:Read but not called Black Vignette:Called but not read Black Kitty in Black Vignette:Read and Called Black Kitty Center Square: Read = Called Current Status of Spr...
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TheBecks rated it 8 years ago
I never read this book in school, although I would have liked to. (Yeah, I'm weird like that.) I knew what the metamorphosis in the title referred to, the main character changing into a bug, but... I was surprised because I kinda felt that that was the least important facet of the book. I mean, one ...
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