Voices in Translation: Bridging Cultural Divides
In choosing to render dialect and vernacular speech into Scots, Bill Findlay, to whose memory this volume is dedicated, made a pioneering contribution in safeguarding the authenticity of voices in translation. The scene of the book is set by an overview of approaches to rendering foreign voices in English translation including those of the people to whom Findlay introduced us in his Scots dialect versions of European plays. Martin Bowman, his frequent co-translator follows with a discussion of their co-translation of playwright Jeanne-Mance Delisle. Different ways of bridging the cultural divide in the translation between English and a number of plays written in a number of European languages are then illustrated including the custom of creating English versions, an approach rejected by contributions that argue in favour of minimal intervention on the part of the translator. But transferring the social and cultural milieu that the speakers of other languages inhabit may also cause problems in translation, as discussed by some translators of fiction. In addition attention is drawn to the translators' own attitude and the influence of the time in which they live. In conclusion, stronger forces in the form of political events are highlighted that may also, adversely or positively, have a bearing on the translation process.
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In Paull ' s hands , meanwhile , the story becomes an explicitly moralistic one .
The most immediately obvious difference between the two translations , apart
from their titles , is their length . At 2955 words , Mulock ' s translation is not much
Paull replaces the Queen ' s death by cruel physical punishment with death by
self - inflicted pain and self - destruction . In her translation , the Queen is not
forced to don a pair of red - hot shoes that have been heated in preparation for
Selected and Rendered Anew by the Author of ' John Halifax Gentleman ' ( pp .
289 – 98 ) . London : Macmillan . Owens , L ( ed . ) ( 1996 ) The Complete
Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales . Fully illustrated . New York : Gramercy Books . Paull
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