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Title: Recreation and Style
Subtitle: Translating humorous literature in Italian and English
Written By: Brigid Maher
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 90

This volume explores the translation of literary and humorous style,
including comedy, irony, satire, parody and the grotesque, from Italian
to English and vice versa. The innovative and interdisciplinary theoretical
approach places the focus on creativity and playful rewriting as central
to the translation of humour. Analysing translations of works by Rosa
Cappiello, Dario Fo, Will Self and Anthony Burgess, the author explores
literary translation as a form of exchange between translated and
receiving cultures. In a final case study she recounts her own strategies
in translating the work of Milena Agus, exploring humour, creation and
recreation from the perspective of the translator and demonstrating the
benefits of critical engagement with both the theory and the practice of
translation. This unique contribution to the study of humour and literary
style in translation will be of interest to scholars of translation, humour,
comparative literature, and literary and cultural studies.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027224385
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00
Europe EURO 90.10
U.S. $ 128.00
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027286888
Prices: U.S. $ 128.00
Europe EURO 85.00