Is Team Translation ‘Perfectly Acceptable’?

Yesterday, I was re-reading the section of Denys Johnson-Davies’ memoir where he talks about the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature (and why, in his opinion, Mahfouz triumphed over Yusuf Idris, Tayeb Salih, and Adonis). For whatever reason, while browsing Memories In Translation: A Life Between The Lines Of Arabic Literature, I re-engaged with the pioneer Arabic-English translator’s opinion on collaboration: