A wonderful article in the Guardian Review today. Ciaran Carson, on translating the 18th Century poem Cúirt an mheadhon Oidhche – Midnight Court – by Brian Merriman, or Merryman, or Mac Giolla Meidhre.. though the latter, as Ciaran Carson notes, “may well be a translation from the English, rather than the other way round”. One line, in particular – from the article – stands out for me, “Things depend on how you say them, and who is doing the saying, and who the listening.” Indeed Published by the Gallery Press, an extract from Ciaran Carson’s new translation of The Midnight Court can be read here.
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