The Resource The art of translating poetry, Burton Raffel, (electronic resource)

The art of translating poetry, Burton Raffel, (electronic resource)

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The art of translating poetry
Title
The art of translating poetry
Statement of responsibility
Burton Raffel
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Language
eng
Summary
This book by a well-known translator and critic is divided into two parts, the first dealing with the linguistic and other more technical aspects of translating poetry, the second involved with more practice-oriented matters. The chapters in Part One examine the specific constraints of language and the unavoidable linguistic bases of translation; the constraints of specific languages; forms and genres; and prosody and comparative prosody. Part Two looks at the subjective element in translation; collaborative translation; the translation of oral poetry; and the translator's responsibility. Languages discussed include Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, Old and Middle English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Persian, Russian, Latin, and Greek. The book argues, inter alia, that literal translation is impossible; that no translation can fully create the original but that good literary translation can create a usable approximation; that translation is secondary not only to the original work being translated but also to the linguistic (and literary) nature of the language being translated into; that the literary translator's primary responsibility is to the work he is translating; that there is nothing ever definitive about any translation; that the poetry translator must be a poet and poems should not be translated into prose; and that there must be a subjective identification between translator and translated work. This is the first attempt to systematize linguistic information about the translation of poetry. It is also the first book to range widely over the languages and literatures of the past and the present, and European and Asian languages and literatures as well. Raffel is the first author to combine in one study linguistic and scholarly knowledge and extensive experience of translation
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Midwest
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Raffel, Burton
Dewey number
418/.02
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Poetry
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adult
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The art of translating poetry, Burton Raffel, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11645725
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multicolored
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MWT11645725
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11645725
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Label
The art of translating poetry, Burton Raffel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11645725
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11645725
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11645725
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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