The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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Peter France
Oxford University Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 656 pages
Written by eminent scholars from many countries, this Guide highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the process of translating and making the translator more visible. It covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical; with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available. It contains entries on individual texts (such as the Thousand and One Nights), writers (Ibsen or Proust), genres (Chinese poetry), or national literature (for example, Hungarian). These entries are complemented by more substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (for example, poetry or oral literature). Recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, and this is the first comprehensive guide to this essential element of literature in English. - Publisher.

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Contents

a Theoretical Issues
3
Norms of Translation Theo Hermans
10
The Limits of Translation Douglas Robinson
15
Linguistic Perspectives on Translation Mona Baker
20
Gender in Translation Sherry Simon
26
Varieties of English John McRae and Bill Findlay
34
b Historical Development
39
The Renaissance Warren Boutcher
45
Marx
325
Nietzsche
327
Freud
329
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
331
Drama since 1880
337
Poetry since 1850
342
Rilke
346
Greek
348

Neoclassicism and Enlightenment Lawrence Venuti
55
Romanticism and the Victorian Age Terry Hale
64
Late Victorian to the Present Anthony Pym
73
Translation in North America Judith Weisz Woodsworth
81
Text Types
89
Theatre and Opera Susan Bassnett
96
Sacred Texts Douglas Robinson
103
Childrens Literature Peter Hunt
107
Oral Literature Ruth Finnegan
112
References for Part 1
116
Translated Literature
125
a African Languages
127
East African Languages
129
West African Languages
132
Languages of South Africa
134
Afrikaans
136
b Arabic
139
The Koran
141
The Muallaqāt
145
The Muqaddimah
147
The Thousand and One Nights
149
Modern Literature
152
Naguib Mahfouz
157
The Bible
159
The Authorized Version and English Literature
170
Celtic Languages
173
Early IrishGaelic
175
Medieval Welsh
178
Scottish Gaelic
181
Modern Irish Gaelic
184
Modern Welsh
187
e Central and East European Languages
190
Bulgarian
193
Czech and Slovak
196
Georgian
200
Hungarian
202
Polish Poetry
206
Polish Fiction
210
Polish Drama
212
Romanian
214
SerboCroat
217
Ukrainian
219
f East Asian Languages
222
Chinese Poetry
224
Chinese Prose
228
Chinese Fiction
232
Introduction
236
Japanese Poetry
237
Japanese Fiction
241
Japanese Drama
245
Korean
249
g French
251
Troubadours and Trouvères
253
Medieval Literature
255
Poetry 14501620
257
Rabelais and Montaigne
260
Classical Drama
263
La Fontaine
269
Thinkers 16301780
270
NineteenthCentury Fiction
275
Poetry since Hugo
281
Baudelaire
285
TwentiethCentury Fiction
287
Proust
292
Beckett
294
TwentiethCentury Thinkers
296
Francophone Writing outside France
300
h German
305
Medieval Literature
306
Poetry 17501850
309
Drama 17701850
313
Goethe
315
Heine
319
Kant Hegel and Romantic Philosophy
321
Homer and Other Epics
350
Aeschylus
356
Sophocles
360
Euripides
363
Aristophanes
367
Lyric Pastoral and Epigram
370
Classical Philosophy
375
Attic Oratory
380
History
383
Biography Fiction and Other Prose
385
Modern Greek
391
j Hebrew and Yiddish
395
Yiddish
402
k Hispanic Languages
405
Medieval Spanish Literature
406
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century
410
Spanish Golden Age Drama
413
Cervantes
418
Picaresque Novels
421
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
423
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
425
TwentiethCentury Spanish Drama
428
Latin American Poetry in Spanish
430
Latin American Fiction in Spanish
433
Catalan Literature
437
Camões
439
Modern Portuguese Literature
441
Brazilian Literature
443
Indian Languages
447
Sanskrit
449
Classical Tamil
455
Medieval Devotional Writing
457
Modern Indian Languages
459
Italian
467
Dante
469
Boccaccio
473
Early Lyric Poetry
474
Pulci and Boiardo
478
Ariosto
480
Tasso
482
Renaissance Prose
484
Drama since Goldoni
486
Io Leopardi
488
NineteenthCentury Prose
490
Pirandello
492
TwentiethCentury Poetry
494
TwentiethCentury Prose
498
n Latin
503
Lucretius
505
Virgil
507
Lyric Poetry
513
Horace
516
Ovid
519
Satire and Epigram
523
Silver Epic
528
Drama
531
History
535
Prose Authors
539
Late Latin and Postclassical Latin
544
o Northern European Languages
551
Old NorseIcelandic
553
The Kalevala
556
Danish
558
Dutch
562
Finnish and FinlandSwedish
566
Icelandic
571
Norwegian
572
Ibsen
575
Swedish
578
Strindberg
580
p Russian
582
West Asian Languages
610
Index
625
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Peter France is editor of The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French (OUP 1992), and himself a distinguished translator from Russian and French

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