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 his contribution , “ From Dissidents to Best Sellers : Polish Literature in English
Translation After the End of the Cold War ' , Kuhiwczak discusses the role played
by politics prior to the ' velvet revolutions ' when the process of selection of ...
Chapter 12 From Dissidents to Bestsellers : Polish Literature in English
Translation After the End of the Cold War PIOTR KUHIWCZAK Introduction In the
densely - written paragraph below , Itamar Evan - Zohar talks about a major shift
The liberation of the market meant an instant influx of popular literature ,
particularly from the USA and the UK . The evidence for this is not only in
statistics and titles , but also in Polish language , where a generic new term for
low - grade ...
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