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Not Altogether an Illusion: Translation and Translucence in the Work of Burton Watson

Author/Editor: Klein, Lucas

Year of publication: 2014

Place of Publication & Publisher: World Literature Today, 88(3), May-Aug 2014

Publisher URL: http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2014/may-august/not-altogether-illusion-translation-and-translucence-work-burton-watson#.U-HNDVLlqUn

Publication blurb:

Burton Watson has proven himself one of the best translators of classical Asian literature. Through background information about Watson’s life and close reading of his poetry translations, the following essay highlights the intricacies of his artistry and demonstrates the genius of his translations in reconciling the perceived rift between poetry and scholarship.

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