Israël Pincus Lazarovitch alias Irving Layton

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Author/collaborator
Title
Israël Pincus Lazarovitch alias Irving Layton
Abstract
The author points out that for five decades, Romanian-born Montreal poet Irving Layton (1912-2006) attempted to bear witness to the unspeakable and untranslatable obscenity of the Shoah (the Holocaust). He argues that like Isaiah, Layton never gave up his quest, although it's all too clear that impurity and cowardice make the poet's voice ring with a cracked sound like that of a broken bell. From the creative word comes redemption. The French translation by the author of ten Layton's poems tries to convey in a different idiom this voice, which in English was already a translation of an internal foreign language, the language of the obliterated name. The author concludes that this absence of a name, this "stifled language" is in turn a challenge for the translator.
Publication
Meta: Journal des traducteurs/Translators' Journal
Volume
Vol. 45
Issue
no. 1
Pages
140-154
Date
Avril 2000
Language
en
Citation
Billard, Jean Antonin. “Israël Pincus Lazarovitch Alias Irving Layton.” Meta: Journal des traducteurs/Translators’ Journal Vol. 45, no. 1 (Avril 2000): 140–154.
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