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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindled anger at the laziness of publishers, 14 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Selected Poems: with parallel German text (Oxford World's Classics) (Kindle Edition)
Excellent poems, a great translation, massacred by the publishers of the kindle edition. I have the hard copy but wanted it on my kindle/phone as well to keep with me when i traveled. With poetry, more than anything else, people want to re-read the texts and keep them close. It may be a small niche to the publishers but if they get it right it should be profitable as customers may often be willing to buy multiple formats and (in the case of foreign poetry) multiple translations. The digital version scrambles the original German with the translation in such a way that suggests no human ever looked at it before sending the text off to amazon. It wouldn't take more than an hour to put back in order. Incredible given the troubles publishers claim they are going through at the moment not to even try and engage with the opportunities of the new medium.
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