When I first read Borges, translated by Ruth Simms, when I was a boy, it never dawned on me, deep down, that I was reading a translation. I never stopped to think, "Oh, this was written in Spanish!" And yes, I do vaguely recall that Byron poem in Bradbury, even though I read Martian Chronicles when I was 12 and suffering from the chicken pox.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.