Twentieth-Century Poetic Translation Literary Cultures in Italian and English

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-01
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Twentieth Century Poetic Translation analyses translations of Italian and English poetry and their roles in shaping national identities by merging historical, cultural and theoretical perspectives.

Table of Contents

Historicizing value, negotiating visibility : English and Italian poetic canons in translationp. 1
Contexts of translation : twentieth-century transactions
An enquiry into linguistic and stylistic features of modern translation into Italianp. 25
Translation and the European tradition : the Italian 'third generation'p. 45
Value and authority in anthologies of Italian poetry in English (1956-1992)p. 55
Reading communities and the politics of translation : value and visibility in three case studies
Varifocal translation in Ciaran Carson's Infernop. 71
Acts of literary impertinence : translating Belli's romanesco sonnetsp. 85
Trilussa : a case study in the translation of dialect poetryp. 99
Translation, identity and authority
Arsenio's alchemy : notes on Eugenio Montale's 1933 translations of T.S. Eliot and Leonie Adamsp. 115
Going after 'La Bufera' : Geoffrey Hill translates Eugenio Montalep. 127
Translating Larkinp. 135
Translation as resurrection : Charles Tomlinson's 'The return'p. 145
Theories of translation : ethics and genre
Translation and the question of poetry : Jacques Derrida's Che cos'e la poesia?p. 153
From a morality of translation to an ethics of translation : in step with the play of languagep. 165
Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 229
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