Monday, March 15, 2004

On Joanne Jacobs' blog, they are discussing Shakespeare, and whether to teach the original versus teaching a "translation". I commented, and was so pleased with my turn of phrase that I had to post it here too:

Why read a clunky copy when with a little work you can read the dazzling original? It's like prefering a piece of glass to a diamond because the glass is easier to cut.