Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Translating Words, Translating Cultures by Lorna Hardwick

Never 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.

Buy Translating Words, Translating Cultures by Lorna Hardwick from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780715629123
ISBN-10: 0715629123
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 8mm)
Pages: 162
Imprint: Bristol Classical Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Translating Words, Translating Cultures by Lorna Hardwick

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Translating Words, Translating Cultures book by Lorna Hardwick and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Lorna Hardwick

Lorna Hardwick is Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies at the Open Unversity.

Books By Lorna Hardwick

Classics in the Modern World by Lorna Hardwick
Hardback, October 2013
Companion to Classical Receptions by Lorna Hardwick
Paperback, November 2010
Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds by Lorna Hardwick
Paperback, July 2010
Remaking the Classics by Lorna Hardwick
Hardback, December 2007