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시 번역 불가능성의 역설 - 두보의 한시 「春望」(춘망)의 영어번역을 중심으로On a Paradox of the Impossibility of Poetry Translation: English Translations of Tu Fu’s Spring Prospect

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On a Paradox of the Impossibility of Poetry Translation: English Translations of Tu Fu’s Spring Prospect
Authors
이형진
Issue Date
Dec-2015
Publisher
한국번역학회
Keywords
Tu Fu; Spring Prospect; Chinese poetry; English translations; poetry translation; translatability; cultural translation
Citation
번역학연구, v.16, no.5, pp.135 - 155
Journal Title
번역학연구
Volume
16
Number
5
Start Page
135
End Page
155
URI
https://scholarworks.sookmyung.ac.kr/handle/2020.sw.sookmyung/5160
DOI
10.15749/jts.2015.16.5.006
ISSN
1229-795X
Abstract
The problem in translating poetry often derives from poetic abstruseness, such as meter, implication, conciseness, symbolism, polysemy. These complexities inevitably hinder poetry’s approach to general readers, and eventually trigger a heated debate between translatability and untranslatability. Spring Prospect, a famous poem by Tu Fu, a prominent Chinese poet of Tang Dynasty, has been continuously translated into English. While each translation, analyzed in this paper—the alienating nature of McCraw’s translation, explicative nature of Hawkes’, emphatic nature of Hung’s, and much refrained and controlled nature of Watson’s—falls short of a full-fledged picture of Tu Fu’s poem, a comparative approach to the multiple versions of translation leads to a deeper and wider understanding of the unique characteristics of the poem. While novel intends to search for narrative communication with readers, poetry prioritizes an introspective dialogue with poet, which would result in more personal, implied reading. Thus, the English translations of Tu Fu’s poem demonstrate the importance of prioritizing the value of multiplicity in its approach, and this is the very juncture where translatability of poetry could be revived.
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