restricted access The Least Satisfying Form of Writing: Seferis on Translation

This article considers Seferis as a theorizing translator and focuses on his views on interlingual translation. These views are examined in terms of contemporary thought in the field of translation studies and are shown to have influenced the standard English translations of his poetry through his collaboration with his own translators. It is argued that Seferis was less interested in the theoretical and practical problems of translation than in translation as a means of testing the capacities of the Greek language of his times.