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This study examines the practice and functions of literary translation in Anglo-American Modernism. Rather than approaching translation as a trans-historical procedure for reproducing semantic meaning between different languages, Yao discusses how Modernist writers both conceived and employed translation as a complex strategy for accomplishing such feats as exploring the relationship between gender and poetry, creating an authentic national culture and determining the nature of a just government, all of which in turn led to developments in both poetic and novelistic form. Thus, translation emerges in this study as a literary practice crucial to the very development of Anglo-American Modernism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312295196
ISBN-10: 0312295197
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 303
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven G. Yao

STEVEN G. YAO is Assistant Professor of English at Ohio State University, where he teaches Anglo-American Modernist literature, translation history and Asian American Studies.