Literary translation is the most difficult art in the realm of writing in any language. It is an art because it involves transposing the soul of a particular culture into another. To do so, the translator must possess completely—or as completely as is humanly possible—the craft or the nitty-gritty, the vocabulary, grammar and syntax of not one language but two, the original and the one into which it is to be translated. This apart, he or she must be sensitive to the cultural ambienc