Re: Russian Language & Another question about garb
- In a message dated 7/25/99 9:46:05 PM Central Daylight Time,
> It would be great to have a class or workshop on this epic as it has layers*A* class? Just to touch on the question of the various polemics connected
> layers of material in it.
with the _Song_ would take up hundreds of pages! And that's without going
into any details! :-)
The first argument between scholars being the authenticity of the text as a
medieval work. I, for one, having read it, choose to believe it is an
authentic medieval text.
And Nabokov's translation is definitely *the one* to read. Including the
notes. I repeat, *read the notes*! It's really worth the effort. Nabokov
spent considerable effort annotating the text. It's the translation my
husband recommends when he teaches a literature course that includes the Song
(or Lay, or Tale).