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Natalia L. Trauberg: "Translation helps to get rid of egomania..."

Posted 04-19-2010 at 10:05 AM by Helen Agaf (Stars never fall, they travel)
Natalia L. Trauberg, translator of prose and poetry (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese - Russian).

"A translator devotes his energies to an author, as if dissolving completely in a book. Figuratively speaking, if a translator doesn't kill himself in himself, just as an icon painter kills the artist in himself, he wouldn't be able to work. Few manage doing this; when I translate something, I do more writing than translating. There are several kinds of translators....
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Natalia S. Mavlevich: “It seems to me that translation is an image thinking process."

Posted 04-16-2010 at 07:13 AM by Helen Agaf (Stars never fall, they travel)
Natalia S. Mavlevich, translator of prose and poetry (French – Russian).

“It seems to me that translation is an image thinking process. Once Averintsev* (Sergey S. Averintsev, famous Russian philologist) noticed: our profession is based on a similar triangles principle, i.e. we must provide the adequacy of associations. The most important thing in translation - its very core - is a degree of freedom and accuracy.
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"My entire life is a romance with my own soul…"

Posted 04-09-2010 at 07:06 AM by Helen Agaf (Stars never fall, they travel)
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“I’m strong, I need nothing, but my very soul! I want ease, freedom, understanding, - nobody to keep and to be kept tight! My entire life is a romance with my own soul…”

Marina Tsvetaeva about her own self
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