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2015 | 6 | 1 | 13-27
Article title

From translation to imitation

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Title variants
PL
Od tłumaczenia do naśladowania
Languages of publication
PL EN
Abstracts
EN
Translation is not only an important way to learn the art of poetry, but also provides a way to understand other cultures. However, it is mostly misunderstood: some would desire a literal translation even if the spirit of the text is lost, others a loose version even if the meaning is lost. Everything we write is already a translation in that is made of words as opposed to the original experience, and every translation is then necessarily an interpretation. Literary translation involves trying to recreate the experience of the original, and this can be done in ways ranging from actual translation to imitation.
Year
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
13-27
Physical description
Dates
published
2015
Contributors
  • University of Tennessee
translator
References
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
1899-9417
YADDA identifier
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