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Aphek, Edna and Beth Uval. 1989. On the translation of Talit aheret, a short story by S.Y. Agnon -1. Babel 35 (2) : 87–97.
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This article presents a view on the translation of Talit Aheret by four participants in a course taught by Edna Aphek in the spring of 1986 at Neve Schechter in Jerusalem. The four undertook to cooperate in producing a single translation of the story, but it soon became apparent that they could not reach their goal. Their views of translation were so different that they decided to produce four translations. The article discusses the selection process and the emphases, approaches and techniques of every single translator. It also contains the transcription of the orginal text and two translations.
Source : P. Van Mulken