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Contexts, subtexts and pretexts : literary translation in Eastern Europe and Russia

Author: Brian James Baer
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2011.
Series: Benjamins translation library., EST subseries ;, v. 89.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents Eastern Europe and Russia as a distinctive translation zone, despite significant internal differences in language, religion and history. This book demonstrates the relevance of this region  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian James Baer
ISBN: 9789027224378 9027224374 9789027287335 9027287333
OCLC Number: 670238295
Description: xii, 332 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Acknowledgments; 2. Notes on contributors; 3. Introduction: Cultures of translation (by Baer, Brian James); 4. Part I. Contexts; 5. Shifting contexts: The boundaries of Milan Kundera's Central Europe (by Sabatos, Charles); 6. Nation and translation: Literary translation and the shaping of modern Ukrainian culture (by Chernetsky, Vitaly); 7. Vasilii Zhukovskii as translator and the protean Russian nation (by Cooper, David L.); 8. Romania as Europe's translator: Translation in Constantin Noica's national imagination (by Cotter, Sean); 9. Translating India, constructing self: Konstantin Bal'mont's India as image and ideal in Fin-de-siecle Russia (by Sundaram, Susmita); 10. The water of life: Resuscitating Russian avant-garde authors in Croatian and Serbian translations (by Forrester, Sibelan); 11. Translation trouble: Translating sexual identity into Slovenian (by Tratnik, Suzana); 12. Part II. Subtexts; 13. Between the lines: Totalitarianism and translation in the USSR (by Witt, Susanna); 14. Translation theory and cold war politics: Roman Jakobson and Vladimir Nabokov in 1950s America (by Baer, Brian James); 15. The poetics and politics of Joseph Brodsky as a Russian poet-translator (by Klots, Yasha); 16. Squandered opportunities: On the uniformity of literary translations in postwar Hungary (by Scholz, Laszlo); 17. Meaningful absences: Byron in Bulgarian (by Kostadinova, Vitana); 18. Part III. Pretexts; 19. Translated by Goblin: Global challenge and local response in Post-Soviet translations of Hollywood films (by Strukov, Vlad); 20. "No text is an island": Translating Hamlet in twenty-first-century Russia (by Semenenko, Aleksei); 21. Russian dystopia in exile: Translating Zamiatin and Voinovich (by Olshanskaya, Natalia); 22. Between cosmopolitanism and hermeticism: Translating classical tragedy into Polish theater (by Kuharski, Allen J.); 23. The other polysystem: The impact of translation on language norms and conventions in Latvia (by Locmele, Gunta); 24. Translation as condition and theme in Milan Kundera's novels (by Rubes, Jan); 25. Index
Series Title: Benjamins translation library., EST subseries ;, v. 89.
Responsibility: edited by Brian James Baer.

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