Samuel Putnam

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Samuel Putnam (1892–1950) was a scholar and translator of Romance languages. His most famous translation was Don Quixote in 1949. He wrote a memoir of the American expatriate community — Paris Was Our Mistress — which was published in 1947


Translating Isn't All Beer and Skittles (1949)[edit]

Source:Books Abroad Vol. 23, No. 3 (Summer, 1949)
  • By way of conclusion: facility is not enough. Blood and sweat—yes, and tears as well—are the secret of the thing.
    • (p. 236)

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