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A tongue not mine : Beckett and translation

Author: Sinéad Mooney
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After a mid-career adoption of French as a language of composition, Beckett continued to write in his native English as well as French, and to translate his work, often unfaithfully, between the two. This study focuses on how Beckett's self-translation emerges as a crucial aspect of his exploration of uncertainty.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sinéad Mooney
ISBN: 9780199608256 0199608253
OCLC Number: 701811387
Description: viii, 278 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 'Neither a native nor a foreign accent': Beckett in French and English --
1. Paying lip service: Beckett, translation and the 1930s --
2. 'these long shifting thresholds': Beckett's turn to French --
3. Narration, nation, dissemination: The Trilogy translated --
4. Foreign bodies: translation at play in Beckett's theatre --
5. Atropos and Echo: Beckett's 'worsening' self-translation and the discourse of death.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Sinéad Mooney.
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After a mid-career adoption of French as a language of composition, Beckett continued to write in his native English as well as French, and to translate his work, often unfaithfully, between the two.  Read more...

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Mooney's study deftly navigates between a wealth of scholarly materials and archival sources, and weaves these and her own readings into a convincing argument. * Sara Kippur, French Studies * the Read more...

 
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