DOI: 10.1590/s0103-40142012000300003
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Abstract: IUNDERSTAND THAT the main concern in the translation of books such as Tolstoy's should be to maintain features of language and thought that seem strange to us, that do not match the patterns or habits prevailing among us. Some language preferences in the original text express a perspective, an angle from which to view life and society. A crucial part of the meaning of this type of work lies precisely in what sounds discrepant from what we expect of a "classic of literature."It is necessary to at least suggest … Show more

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