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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Full Tilt Interview with Howard Goldblatt, July 2008


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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