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Title: An Approach to Translation Criticism
Subtitle: Emma and Madame Bovary in translation
Written By: Lance Hewson
Series Title: Benjamins Translation Library 95

Lance Hewson's book on translation criticism sets out to examine ways in
which a literary text may be explored as a translation, not primarily to judge it,
but to understand where the text stands in relation to its original by examining
the interpretative potential that results from the translational choices that have
been made. After considering theoretical aspects of translation criticism,
Hewson sets out a method of analysing originals and their translations on three
different levels. Tools are provided to describe translational choices and their
potential effects, and applied to two corpora: Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" and
six of the English translations, and Austen's "Emma", with three
of the French translations. The results of the analyses are used to construct a
hypothesis about each translation, which is classified according to two scales of
measurement, one distinguishing between "just" and "false" interpretations, and
the other between "divergent similarity", "relative divergence", "radical
divergence" and "adaptation".

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027284686
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
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ISBN-13: 9789027224439
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