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Customer Review

on February 4, 2011
I'm going to be honest. The only value that this had to me was the price. The translation is one of the worst I have seen, and I would recommend the Robert Durling version over this one ANY DAY. It is a translation, but without any finesse. It basically translates the text word for word, and a lot of the meaning becomes completely lost to the reader. In attempting to follow the style, rather than the meaning and the style, the only value it had to me was that it sounded nice. Comprehension and understanding of this text were nominal in comparison to other translations. Translation is an art form which Kirkpatrick has not quite grasped yet. Furthermore, the commentaries and notes did not provide much clarity into this obviously complex text. A complete waste of money. Spend the extra bit and buy the Robert Durling edition.
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