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The Oxford guide to literature in English translation

Author: Peter France
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This guide highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the process of translating and the choices involved, making the translator more 'visible'. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Hungarian, Korean to Turkish. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter France
ISBN: 0198183593 9780198183594 9780199247844 0199247846
OCLC Number: 41278422
Description: xxii, 656 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Theory and history --
Theoretical issues --
Translation studies and translation criticism / Peter France --
Norms of translation / Theo Hermans --
The limits of translation / Douglas Robinson --
Linguistic perspectives on translation / Mona Baker --
Gender in translation / Sherry Simon --
Varieties of English / John McRae, Bill Findlay --
Historical development --
The Middle Ages / Roger Ellis --
The Renaissance / Warren Boutcher --
Neoclassicism and Enlightenment / Lawrence Venuti --
Romanticism and the Victorian Age / Terry Hale --
Late Victorian to the present / Anthony Pym --
Translation in North America / Judith Weisz Woodsworth --
Text types --
Poetry / Daniel Weissbort --
Theatre and opera / Susan Bassnett --
Sacred texts / Douglas Robinson --
Children's literature / Peter Hunt --
Oral literature / Ruth Finnegan --
Translated literature --
African languages --
East African languages --
West African languages --
Languages of South Africa --
Afrikaans --
Arabic --
The Koran --
The Mu 'allaqat --
The Muqaddimah --
The Thousand and One Nights --
Modern literature --
Naguib Mahfouz --
The Bible --
The Bible in English --
The authorized version and English literature --
Celtic languages --
Early Irish/Gaelic --
Medieval Welsh --
Scottish Gaelic --
Modern Irish (Gaelic) --
Modern Welsh --
Central and East European languages --
Armenian --
Bulgarian --
Czech and Slovak --
Georgian --
Hungarian --
Polish poetry --
Polish fiction --
Polish drama --
Romanian --
Serbo-Croat --
Ukrainian.
Responsibility: edited by Peter France.
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This title provides a full account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literature of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I gives an overview of the history of translation  Read more...

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