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Contexts of Russian Literary Translation
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  • E-ISSN: 1876-2700
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Abstract

The first Russian translation of J. D. Salinger’s novel (1951) was produced in 1960 by Rita Rait-Kovaleva, a renowned translator of contemporary Western literature (English, French, German) in the Soviet Union. This essay examines Rait’s translation of in the context of the problem of censorship and translation, focusing on several instances of Rait’s translation of profanities and sex-related passages of . It demonstrates how the creative strategies of the translator not only helped her overcome censorship barriers but also transformed a foreign text into a new cultural model.

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