Vuk, Week 7

Progress Report, Week 7:

Pages Translated: 55
Pages Translated in Last Three Weeks: 23
Pages Revised: 0
Last Page Translated: 65
Pages Remaining: 39

I’ve done a poor job keeping up with both my translating and with these progress reports. I was completely unable to keep up while at Ebertfest, and I had a tough time getting back into the swing of things even after getting home, so there were several days where I didn’t translate a single word. I’ve settled into a comfortable pace of a page or two each day, and I think I’ll probably finish translating Vuk by the end of the month, which is not too shabby.

I’ve also translated a few pages of Ferenc Molnár’s play The Guardsman, which I’m seeing a new translation of at the Kennedy Center on the 29th. I want to read as much of it as I can before then, and take notes on the passages which puzzle me or which I have a tough time putting gracefully into English, so I can see what the new translator does with them. (I have a copy of the 1924 translation, which I can already tell is rather loose. For instance, the first two lines of the English version of the play appear nowhere in the Hungarian text.)

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