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attractive book. H er personal in terp re ta tion o f this passage has
been true to a conception tha t “the whole range o f erotic
experience, its shifting moods o f sensuality, repugnance, passion,
tenderness , gaiety and longing which find expression in the love
lyrics, are subsumed in the tu rbu len t and passionate d ram a o f
Scroll o f Fire
” (p. xiv). I should have given this passage a d iffe ren t
emphasis, bu t no doub t o the r poet-translators will continue the
“two-way process” she has so well characterized: “from language
to language . . . from person to person, from one semantic space
to ano ther , from world to world.”