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Translating words, Translating Cultures

Hardwick, Lorna (2004). Translating words, Translating Cultures. Classical Inter/Faces. London, U.K.: Duckworth.

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Abstract

This book examines the literary and cultural environment underlying the various kinds of translation - from ‘faithful’ and ‘equivalent’ through ‘imitation’ to ‘adaptation’ and ‘version’ - discussing the extent to which translations have been regarded as creative works in their own right and their impact in the work of modern writers such as Harrison, Heaney, Hughes and Walcott.
Key themes include the challenge presented by translations to conventional interpretations of the classical canon; the implications of translating across genres, for example in the staging of epic; and the role of translations in twentieth-century conflicts.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2004 Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 0-7156-2912-3, 978-0-7156-2912-3
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 23897
Depositing User: Carol Gillespie
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 15:59
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2012 09:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23897
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