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Title: Seferis and Elytis as Translators
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11918
Series Title: Byzantine and Neohellenic Studies. Vol. 4
Description:

George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis gave the Modern Greek language a
substantial corpus of translations from poets working in French, Italian,
Spanish, Russian, English and Ancient Greek. However, the translation
practices of these two Nobel Prize-winning poets have long been
inadequately observed. The present volume provides a close examination of
Seferis' and Elytis' inter- and intra-lingual verse translations with the aim of
discovering their translating techniques and their personal and public goals in
pursuing the act of translation. Similarities and differences between the two
poets are highlighted comparatively. The methodological approach, informed
by recent findings in the field of descriptive translation studies and
polysystem theories, investigates the function of translation in the target
culture and the relation of translation to original poetic production. Throughout
the book the study of translation is shown to be a powerful tool for the study
of Modern Greek literature and its relation to other literatures and movements
of the time, while the task of the translator and the task of the writer unfold as
two components of the same endeavour.


Contents:

Seferis' translation of The Waste Land
- Translation as acclimatization: The intralingual verse translations of Seferis
and Elytis
- Translation and intertextuality
- Seferis' notes for an essay on translation
- Two unpublished translations by George Seferis.


The Author:

Irene Loulakaki-Moore completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Modern Greek
Literature at King's College London with a four-year grant from the Greek
State Scholarship Foundation. Currently she lives in Athens and works for the
Greek Ministry of Education.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039119189
Pages: 392
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