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Feud over Auden's translation of UN Chief's memoirs | 28-May-05

A feud has erupted in New York and Stockholm over the literary legacy of the former UN secretary general Dag Hammars-kjold, whose posthumous memoirs were translated and, allegedly, wilfully distorted by W H Auden.

The United Nations is preparing to celebrate the centenary of the Swedish diplomat, one of its most mourned and venerated heroes, who died in a plane crash in 1961. But scholars are calling into question the integrity of the highly contemplative - and ultimately bestselling - journal translated by the English poet, entitled Markings.

Story taken from The Independent, read more here

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