Russian Writers on Translation: An Anthology by Brian James Baer
English | June 25, 2016 | ISBN: 1905763948 | 192 Pages | PDF | 1.35 MB
Since the early eighteenth century, following Peter the Great’s policy of forced westernization, translation in Russia has been a very visible and much-discussed practice. Generally perceived as an important service to the state and the nation, translation was also viewed as a high art, leading many Russian poets and writers to engage in literary translation in a serious and sustained manner. As a result, translations were generally regarded as an integral part of an author’s oeuvre and of Russian literature as a whole.