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Arduous tasks : Primo Levi, translation, and the transmission of Holocaust testimony

Author: Lina N Insana
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
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In Arduous Tasks, Lina N. Insana demonstrates how translation functions as a metaphor for the transmission of Holocaust testimony and broadens the parameters of survivor testimony.

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Insana, Lina N., 1970-
Arduous tasks.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2009
(OCoLC)649083705
Named Person: Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi; Primo Levi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lina N Insana
ISBN: 9780802098634 0802098630
OCLC Number: 276340929
Language Note: Includes some text in Dutch, French, German and Italian.
Description: xx, 319 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Points of Entry --
Introduction. Translation Matters --
Transmission: The Witness as Translator --
Source Texts and Subtexts: Translation and the Grey Zone --
Transgression: Translation and Levi's 'Trapassar del segno' --
Infinite Transaction: Testimonial Numismatics and the Narrative Exchange --
Palinodic Reversal: The Trials of Translation --
Conclusion: The Witness's Tape Recorder and the Violence of Mediation.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Lina N. Insana.
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'The book is well argued and offers new perspectives on Levi's literary writing as a survivor of and witness of the Holocaust... Arduous Task provides translators and scholars of translation studies Read more...

 
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