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If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents: A Memoir If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents: A Memoir by Gregory Rabassa
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“So the poor translator must not just go back and forth between two languages, but if he is worthy of his calling must shift between two selves, with all the perils of this induced schizophrenia.”
Gregory Rabassa, If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents: A Memoir
“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