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Beyond free and literal: Translating a Buddhist text (Bodhicaryavatarapanjika) from Sanskrit

Nelson, Barbara


Translators appear to face a dilemma: do they aim for a 'literal' or 'free' translation of their source text (ST). Munday observes that translators of both literary and non-literary texts face a bind: translators who stray too far from the original text are open to criticism, yet readers prefer that the target text (TT) read as if written in the target language. Translation theorists have developed a range of approaches to thinking about translation that move beyond a simple literal/free...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia


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