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'De cette triste plume tâtonnante': Henry James and 'The Task of the Translator'
The Yearbook of English Studies
Vol. 36, No. 1, Translation (2006), pp. 138-144
Published by: Modern Humanities Research Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3508742
Page Count: 7
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Henry James's approach to translation can both be situated in the American tradition of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman and related to Walter Benjamin's essay on 'The Task of the Translator'. James's dialogical dynamic in the New York Prefaces extends his practice in the Notebooks and his fiction: a mode of composition corresponding to his personal history, engaging in perpetual 'translation'.
The Yearbook of English Studies © 2006 Modern Humanities Research Association