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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: Introduction: Is the Qur’ān in English Still the Qur’ān? Of Translators, Traitors, and Traders

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43727


Offers some general reflections on the nature of translation (what is has been, what it can be, and what I think it should be), as well as on translation practice (free vs. literal, rhyme vs. reason, domestication vs. estrangement), before addressing the particular problems involved in translating the Qur’ān.

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