Literary translation is a translation of belles-lettres works and literary texts. This kind of translation is an instrument of cultural familiarization with the world, broadening of collective memory of humankind, a factor of culture itself. A theoretical basis of such translation is a literary studies theory of translation, aimed at solution of historical and literary tasks.
In literary translation, the following things are important: preservation of form, content, structure and aesthetic influence of the original. Translation of literary text is performed by professional philologists with consideration of all language peculiarities.