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Zadeh, Mohammad Jafar Shokrollah

Steiner’s Hermeneutic Model and the Translator’s Decision-Making Process: A Practical Translation of Rubáiyát. Mohammad Jafar Shokrollah Zadeh.
In: Achieving Consilience: Translation Theories and Practice. Edited by Margherita Dore. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4438-8941-4. pp. 12-33.

The author devotes his discussion to the translation of a famous Persian collection of poems into English, the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. In order to explain and justify his personal translation choices regarding the linguistic and cultural peculiarities of this text, Zadeh carries out a detailed discussion of Steiner’s hermeneutic model. He contends that this theoretical framework can effectively be applied during the translation decision-making process. Moreover, he analyses and compares his translation to FitzGerald’s renderings of the same text, which were published in 1859 and 1868.