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Translating poetry : seven strategies and a blueprint

Author: André Lefevere
Publisher: Assen : Van Gorcum, 1975.
Series: Approaches to translation studies, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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His book investigates the problems and possibilities in the translation of literature, especially poetry. The investigation is based on a comparison between Catullus' sixty-fourth poem and English translations of it published between 1870 and 1970. Several strategies for translating are analyzed, and their comparative merits and faults are discussed. The book also tries to describe the position translation and  Read more...
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Lefevere, André.
Translating poetry.
Assen : Van Gorcum, 1975
(OCoLC)643691342
Named Person: Gaius Valerius Catullus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Lefevere
ISBN: 9023212630 9789023212638
OCLC Number: 1734142
Description: 127 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Approaches to translation studies, v. 3.
Responsibility: André Lefevere.

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His book investigates the problems and possibilities in the translation of literature, especially poetry. The investigation is based on a comparison between Catullus' sixty-fourth poem and English translations of it published between 1870 and 1970. Several strategies for translating are analyzed, and their comparative merits and faults are discussed. The book also tries to describe the position translation and translation studies should occupy in the wider context of the study of comparative literature. --from publisher description.

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