“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Full Tilt Interview with Howard Goldblatt, July 2008

http://fulltilt.ncu.edu.tw/Content.asp?I_No=16&Period=2

No, the thing that's really killing translation in our field is literalism. Too many translators are afraid of the text, especially when they're first starting out. And I understand that, because I was too. They're all afraid of the text. You need to overcome your fear of the text, put some distance between you and it.

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