mistranslations result in beauty

07.16.19
Great literature is written in a sort of foreign language. To each sentence we attach a meaning, or at any rate a mental image, which is often a mistranslation. But in great literature all our mistranslations result in beauty.
—Marcel Proust
as quoted by Gilles Deleuze in Dialogues II


Julius Kirchner, 1914
Blind children studying the hippopatamus
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