Paul Goodman Translation Quote

After a rather long, but stimulating day at the office, I’m stopping by for a short post. Hope you enjoy it – it’s a translation quote by Paul Goodman (American poet: 1911 – 1972):

“To translate, one must have a style of his own, for otherwise the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which comes from the process of artistically thinking through and molding the sentences; they cannot be reconstituted by piecemeal imitation. The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one’s own style and creatively adjust this to one’s author.”

 

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