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The Existential byt’ in the Translations of I.A. Bunin’s The Gentleman from San Francisco into English and Japanese

  • Kinuyo Miyagawa

This article deals with the translations of a Bunin’s story The Gentleman from San Francisco into Japanese and English. Japanese translations of the phrase with the existential verb byt’ reflect a different understanding of death. A comparison of the original text with the translations also helps us understand the image of the gentleman’s being, bytie, which changes as the story develops.

  • Keywords:
  • Ivan Bunin’s The Gentleman from San Francisco,
  • Japanese translation,
  • English translation,
  • the verb byt’,
  • existential expressions,
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Kinuyo Miyagawa

University of Tokyo, Japan - ORCID: 0000-0001-7044-8132

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The Existential byt’ in the Translations of I.A. Bunin’s The Gentleman from San Francisco into English and Japanese

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Kinuyo Miyagawa

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The Reception of East Slavic Literatures in the West and the East

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