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Literary Translation
 
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Literary Translation [Format Kindle]

Clifford E. Landers

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In this book, both beginning and experienced translators will find pragmatic techniques for dealing with problems of literary translation, whatever the original language. Certain challenges and certain themes recur in translation, whatever the language pair. This guide proposes to help the translator navigate through them. Written in a witty and easy to read style, the book’s hands-on approach will make it accessible to translators of any background. A significant portion of this Practical Guide is devoted to the question of how to go about finding an outlet for one’s translations.

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  • Langue : Anglais
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A useful, readable manual for translators 16 avril 2004
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The author's purpose, he says in the preface, is to provide guidelines to "work our way through, to use a Borgesian metaphor, the seemingly infinite labyrinth of forking paths" (read choices) in doing a literary translation. Additionally, his is "a practical, not a theoretical guide. While I have no quarrel with theorists, in theory at least, this is a get-your-hands-dirty, wrestle-with-reality type of book." Its content speaks to Landers's success in achieving his goal. He sets the brisk, colloquial, and often irreverent tone on the opening page, where he reproduces his translation of a "Night Drive," a chilling vignette by the noted Brazilian writer Rubem Fonseca. From there he deals, often episodically, with questions of technique such as: Getting started, stages of translation, fluency and transparency, adaptation vs. translation, tone, register, and other topics beginning and more experienced translators need to know. There are also items not to be found in more conventional texts: A day in the life of a literary translation, the hijacked author, when not to translate cultural cues, fiction and footnotes, pornography or "pornography?", English before there was English, and my favorite, "stalking the treacherous typo." In the book's less exciting but necessary final section, "The Working Translator," Landers deals with more mundane matters-e.g., translator's tools such as dictionaries and reference books, taxes, setting a fee, workspaces, contracts, and copyright. Several typographical errors (one of the most amusing is Stewart Potter for Potter Stewart) will hopefully be corrected in a future edition, and an index would have been useful. Still, this is the most up-to-date and readable of any work aiming at the would-be literary translator.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Useful, easy to follow, a good choice! 14 novembre 2013
Par Laura Herrlein - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The book deals with most of the topics a translator is interested in. It is abundant in examples, what makes it clear and straightforward. Very useful.
3.0 étoiles sur 5 IS OK 1 avril 2013
Par Alejandra Ayala - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The book is more a guide for getting your works published than anything else, I was looking for something more hands on translation, but felt a but disappointing that this wasn't the case.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Thank you for writing this 5 mars 2013
Par Jody - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I'm reading this book now, and I am just so grateful for it. I just finished translating a "self help" book for a publisher, and that project was fun and easy. The next book they assigned me to translate (from Hebrew to English) is a historical novel, and as soon as I read the first page I realized that translating it would be a different experience altogether. I started to do some research online to see if I could find tips on translating a novel. When I came across this book I immediately ordered the Kindle version, and I'm so glad I did. I'm not even half way through, but I am so enjoying it I wanted to come here and tell people. Lovely book and enjoyable read in its own right even if you don't want to translate literature! Okay, maybe that's just me, but I appreciate so much of what I've read so far, and it's already immeasurably helped me. I'll feel ready to start my new project armed with some sense of what it really means to translate literature. So thank you again.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Just a practical guide. Not suitable for research. 16 novembre 2012
Par H. Flores - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Although it has some interesting insights about literary translation, the effort of compiling all that empirical research lacks the rigor of an academic research, which would have made it more interesting and much more useful!
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This option does not refer to cutting out a portion of the work that presents difficulties  deleting any part of the original text is the equivalent of unconditional surrender, an admission that a certain word, phrase, or construction is beyond the translators ability to render. Rather, what is omitted is the explanation, leaving the reader to his own devices. &quote;
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