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LINGUIST List 24.2219

Wed May 29 2013

Books: English Translations of Shen Congwen's Stories: Xu

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-May-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: English Translations of Shen Congwen's Stories: Xu
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Title: English Translations of Shen Congwen's Stories
Subtitle: A Narrative Perspective
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431405

Author: Minhui Xu
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034314053 Pages: 207 Price: U.S. $ 71.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034314053 Pages: 207 Price: U.K. £ 44.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034314053 Pages: 207 Price: Europe EURO 55.00
Abstract:

This book investigates the English translations of Shen Congwen’s stories. Shen Congwen (1902–1988) is one of the most acclaimed writers in modern Chinese literature. His works have been translated into more than ten languages and his 44 stories count with 70 different English translations. Adopting a case study method within the framework of Descriptive Translation Studies, the author selects and compares the most translated stories, those with three or more translations, totalling fifteen translations from four stories. The analysis of the texts focuses on Shen’s narrative style – his narrative commentaries and his lyrical narrative mode – to see how his style was re-presented in translation. In addition, the translators’ overt narrative intrusions – their added notes – are also examined.

Further, on the basis of Bourdieu’s sociological concepts, especially habitus, this study makes an attempt to interpret the different strategies adopted by different translators, including scholar/non-scholar translators, L1/L2 translators, and translators of the 1930s and 40s and those of the 1980s onwards.


Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng)

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