The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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Peter France
Oxford University Press, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 656 pages
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This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literatures of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language of origin, offers critical discussions, with bibliographies, of the translation history of specific texts (e.g. the Koran, the Kalevala), authors (e.g. Lucretius, Dostoevsky), genres (e.g. Chinese poetry, twentieth-century Italian prose) and national literatures (e.g. Hungarian, Afrikaans).
 

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This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literatures of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language of origin, offers critical discussions, with bibliographies, of the translation history of specific texts (e.g. the Koran, the Kalevala), authors (e.g. Lucretius, Dostoevsky), genres (e.g. Chinese poetry, twentieth-century Italian prose) and national literatures (e.g. Hungarian, Afrikaans). 

Contents

Greek
30
b Historical Development
39
Text Types
89
References for Part I
116
a African Languages I27 1 Introduction
127
East African Languages
130
West African Languages
133
Languages of South Africa
135
Polish Fiction
211
Polish Drama
213
Romanian
215
Io SerboCroat
217
Ukrainian
219
Chinese Poetry
222
Japanese Poetry
239
8
245

Afrikaans
136
b Arabic I39 1 Introduction I39 2 The Koran I4I 3 The Muallaqāt I45 4 The Muqaddimah I47 5 The Thousand and One Nights I49 6 Modern Litera...
139
Naguib Mahfouz
157
The Bible
159
The Bible in English
160
The Authorized Version and English Literature
171
Celtic Languages
173
Introduction
174
Early IrishGaelic
176
Medieval Welsh
178
Scottish Gaelic
181
Modern Irish Gaelic
184
Modern Welsh
187
e Central and East European Languages I90 I Armenian I90 2 Bulgarian
190
Czech and Slovak
196
Georgian
201
Hungarian
203
Polish Poetry
208
g French
251
NineteenthCentury Fiction
275
Francophone Writing outside France
300
Rilke
342
I
348
Dostoevsky
383
j Hebrew and Yiddish
395
k Hispanic Languages
405
Indian Languages
447
Early Lyric Poetry
467
n Latin
503
o Northern European Languages
551
q West Asian Languages
610
Index
625
228
635
455
646
346
656
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Peter France is editor of The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French (OUP 1992), and himself a distinguished translator from Russian and French

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