The chapters scheduled for translation in the third year have been completed. For the parts that are unsure, in addition to using context as association, contemporary theories will also be used to buttress my translation. Fritz Senn's idea of "Farfetched" in reading FW is also a great inspiration. The most time-consuming part is the tone of narrative voice and the identification of the narrator. This is probably the biggest challenge that all FW translators confront. I seek to explore Xuanzang’s and Kumarajiva’s experience in translating Buddhist scriptures, and learn what attitudes should be adopted when facing the sacred scriptures, or what translation ethics should be adopted. Therefore, it is inevitable to avoid the literary disputes between “truth” and “style.” The "taste" emphasized by Kumarajiva is quite helpful for the tone of translation, and Xuanzang's dedication to "truth" can be used in the process of translating. Both of them demonstrate the powerful vitality of translation ethics.
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- Finnegans Wake
- Ethics of Translation
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