Translating Words, Translating Cultures
By (author) Lorna Hardwick
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Translating Words, Translating Cultures by Lorna Hardwick
Book DescriptionNever have there been so many different types of translations of Greek and Latin literature into English. Most people experience Homer and Greek tragedy for the first time through translations. New versions of Vergil and Ovid have become best sellers. 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 work 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. Lorna Hardwick suggests that translations from Greek and Latin literature are catalysts in the refiguring of both poetic and political awareness and that in transplanting myths and metaphors into disparate cultures, translations energise new senses of cultural identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715629123
(234mm x 156mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Bristol Classical Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Remaking the Classics, Hardback (December 2007)» View all books by Lorna Hardwick
Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain, this collection of essays looks at a range of different genres (epic, novel, lyric, tragedy, political pamphlet).
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Author Biography - Lorna Hardwick
Lorna Hardwick is Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open Unversity.
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