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Transmesis : inside translation's black box

Author: Thomas O Beebee
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this innovative study, translation and mimesis are brought together to provide answers to the challenging question of how to represent multilingual realities in literature. Thomas O. Beebee uses the concept of 'black-box' issues, or situations where the exterior is known but not the interior, to shed new light on the aspects of the translational process that translations as finished products obscure. This study  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas O Beebee
ISBN: 9781137001009 1137001003
OCLC Number: 769987262
Description: xii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Herizons of translation: Nicole Brossard --
Shoot the transtraitor! The translator as homo sacer --
Unknown language and radical translation --
Transformulating Pagolak --
Translating Ptydepe --
Borges translating Ibn Rushd translating Aristotle --
Translation as cultural renewal in the Cartas marruecas --
Transmutation, transmigration, and forgetting as conversion: Milorad Pavić's Dictionary of the Khazars --
Abdelkébir Khatibi's Love in two languages --
Faking translation: derivative aboriginality in the fiction of B. Wongar --
Conclusion: Ten reasons why translators should read fiction.
Responsibility: Thomas O. Beebee.
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This study compares modern and contemporary literary works from around the globe that have translation as a central theme, and that treat one of four of said black-box issues: language as embodiment;  Read more...

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