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L’écriture traductive est-elle « un sable toujours mouvant » ?

Abstract : When Édouard Glissant compared a boundary with ever moving quicksand, he was evoking two antagonistic elements: a clear and stable division with an unstable and varying world. He was also alluding to the intermediary space of marshland—of mangrove swamps—the fecund in-between area which could well be compared to the translating field. The quicksand of translation. The place where the translator, in the wake of the poet, is attached to voicing rather than to meaning; where he opens perspectives and keeps moving on in order to escape being engulfed in certainties. If translating poetry raises the question of creative writing, it nonetheless appeals to the voice through its connection with what may be inexpressible.
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Christine Raguet. L’écriture traductive est-elle « un sable toujours mouvant » ?. Traduire la Caraïbe. Autour d'Olive Senior., Mar 2014, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, Bordeaux, France. pp.61-77. ⟨halshs-01429474⟩



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