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Rao, Sathya. 2004. Quelques considérations éthiques sur l’invisibilité du traducteur ou les vertus du silence en traduction [Some ethical perspectives on the translator's invisibility or the virtues of silence in translation]. In Fiola, Marco André, ed. Traduction, éthique et société [Translation, ethics and society]. Special issue of Traduction Terminologie Rédaction (TTR) 17 (2): 13–25.
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The purpose of this article is to question the ethical postulate of the translator's invisibility. To be rejected under its classical formulations, such a postulate could however be maintained under a brand new version. In this latter version, (in)visibility could open onto an ethics of translation, giving its proper place to the translator's silences. Indeed, in the age of political and social activism, it is high time to raise the question of the ethical conditions of the translator's disengagement.
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