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Wed Jun 10 2015

Books: Translating the Poetry of the Holocaust: Boase-Beier

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Date: 06-Jun-2015
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Subject: Translating the Poetry of the Holocaust: Boase-Beier
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Title: Translating the Poetry of the Holocaust
Subtitle: Translation, Style and the Reader
Series Title: Bloomsbury Advances in Translation
Published: 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Jean Boase-Beier
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441155887 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 24.99 Comment: PDF
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441186669 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 24.99 Comment: EPUB
Hardback: ISBN: 9781441139528 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781441178657 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

Taking a cognitive approach, this book asks what poetry, and in particular Holocaust poetry, does to the reader - and to what extent the translation of this poetry can have the same effects. It is informed by current theoretical discussion and features many practical examples.

Holocaust poetry differs from other genres of writing about the Holocaust in that it is not so much concerned to document facts as to document feelings and the sense of an experience. It shares the potential of all poetry to have profound effects on the thoughts and feelings of the reader.

This book examines how the openness to engagement that Holocaust poetry can engender, achieved through stylistic means, needs to be preserved in translation if the translated poem is to function as a Holocaust poem in any meaningful sense. This is especially true when historical and cultural distance intervenes. The first book of its kind and by a world-renowned scholar and translator, this is required reading.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Ling & Literature

Written In: English (eng)

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