Gregory Rabassa

“The translator, we should know, is a writer too. As a matter of fact, he could be called the ideal writer because all he has to do is write; plot, theme, characters, and all other essentials have already been provided, so he can just sit down and write his ass off. (p. 8)”

Gregory Rabassa, If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents: A Memoir
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