Poetry & translation : the art of the impossible / Peter Robinson
- Robinson, Peter, 1953-
- Additional Titles:
- Poetry and translation
- Liverpool : Liverpool Uniersityv Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- xi, 196 pages ; 25 cm
- 1. On First Looking -- 2. What Is Lost? -- 3. Thou Art Translated -- 4. The Art of the Impossible -- 5. Nostalgia for World Culture -- 6. Translating the 'Foreign' -- 7. The Quick and the Dead.
- "In Poetry & Translation the acclaimed poet and translator Peter Robinson examines the activity of translation as practised by poets and others, and the way in which the various practices of translating have continued in parallel with the writing of original poetry. While some attention is paid to classic statements of the translator's cultural role, readers should not expect to find formalized theoretical debate along the lines already developed in translation studies courses and their teaching handbooks. Instead, Poetry & Translation seeks to raise issues and matters for discussion - not to close them down." "The aim of the book is to increase knowledge of, and thought about, the interactive processes of reading and writing poetry composed in mother tongues and in translations. Poetry & Translation will be of value to all devoted readers and students of poetry or translation, to students involved in classical and modern languages, and to those taking part in creative writing courses, whether as students or as teachers."--BOOK JACKET.
- 1846312183 (cased) and 9781846312182 (cased)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-188) and index.
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