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Translating Holocaust Lives

Author: Jean Boase-Beier; Peter Davies; Andrea Hammel; Marion Winters
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
Series: Bloomsbury advances in translation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For readers in the English-speaking world, almost all Holocaust writing is translated writing. Translation is indispensable for our understanding of the Holocaust because there is a need to tell others what happened in a way that makes events and experiences accessible - if not, perhaps, comprehensible - to other communities. Yet what this means is only beginning to be explored by Translation Studies scholars. This  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Boase-Beier; Peter Davies; Andrea Hammel; Marion Winters
ISBN: 1474250289 9781474250283
OCLC Number: 954271049
Description: xii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ethics and the translation of Holocaust lives / Peter Davies --
Witnessing complicity in English and French : Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's key and Elle s'appelait Sarah / Sue Vice --
A textual and paratextual analysis of an emigrant autobiography and its translation / Marion Winters --
In the shadow of the diary : Anne Frank's fame and the effects of translation / Marian De Vooght --
Translating cultures and languages : exile writers between German and English / Andrea Hammel --
Holocaust poetry and translation / Jean Boase-Beier --
Voices from a void : the Holocaust in Norwegian children's literature / Kjersti Lersbryggen Mørk --
Distant stories, belated memories : Irène Némirovsky and Elisabeth Gille / Angela Kershaw --
Self-translation and Holocaust writing : Leonora Carrington's Down below / Jeannette Baxter.
Series Title: Bloomsbury advances in translation.
Responsibility: edited by Jean Boase-Beier, Peter Davies, Andrea Hammel and Marion Winters.

Abstract:

For readers in the English-speaking world, almost all Holocaust writing is translated writing. Translation is indispensable for our understanding of the Holocaust because there is a need to tell others what happened in a way that makes events and experiences accessible - if not, perhaps, comprehensible - to other communities. Yet what this means is only beginning to be explored by Translation Studies scholars. This book aims to bring together the insights of Translation Studies and Holocaust Studies in order to show what a critical understanding of translation in practice and context can contribute to our knowledge of the legacy of the Holocaust. The role translation plays is not just as a facilitator of a semi-transparent transfer of information. Holocaust writing involves questions about language, truth and ethics, and a theoretically informed understanding of translation adds to these questions by drawing attention to processes of mediation and reception in cultural and historical context. It is important to examine how writing by Holocaust victims, which is closely tied to a specific language and reflects on the relationship between language, experience and thought, can (or cannot) be translated. This volume brings the disciplines of Holocaust and Translation Studies into an encounter with each other in order to explore the effects of translation on Holocaust writing. The individual pieces by Holocaust scholars explore general, theoretical questions and individual case studies, and are accompanied by commentaries by translation scholars.

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This book makes an important contribution to the long overdue analysis of the role of translation and translators in mediating the Holocaust. The contributors cover a wide range of genres and provide Read more...

 
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