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Taking Something Unconventional and Making It Beautiful: An Interview with Elisabeth Jaquette

“How can one compare a biography from the 1700s written in Ge’ez, to a French play from the 1960s, to a contemporary Korean novel? How can one assess the quality of a translation without access to the source text? The selection process forced me to articulate what I think makes a good translation – and in the end, good translation is good writing. Ultimately, the best translations expand the possibilities of the English language: they take something unconventional and make it beautiful.”

Source: Taking Something Unconventional and Making It Beautiful: An Interview with Elisabeth Jaquette

Compensation and Nuance: An Interview with Michele Hutchison

“To be more explicit, I’m talking about compensation, often discussed in translation circles. I try to compensate by imitating the author’s style where possible. For example, if he’s used alliteration in a passage, I might not be able to replicate it at that exact same point, but I hope to get it in somewhere.”

Source: Compensation and Nuance: An Interview with Michele Hutchison