Getting from Here to There

David Solway

Abstract


The task of translation is obviously impossible. But since we are the kind of creature that is programmed to succeed at failure, we are constantly propelled forward toward transcendence of limitation. Translation is the paradigm of all human striving, doomed to failure yet married to desire, and is therefore the inescapable expression of being human.

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Translation; literature; philosophy

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