Translation and Literary Criticism Information

Translation and literary criticism have always been interdependent. But in the late 20th century, postmodernist literary criticism and European philosophy have used translation as a key to literary theory. This text shows how translation may also be used as a tool for critical analysis and teaching of literature. Topics discussed include the translations of Camus, Baudelaire, Poe, Stendhal and Flaubert, demonstrating that translation not only reveals inaccessible aspects of literary criticism but also challenges readers with a provisional boundary, an interliminal space of sound, allusion and meaning. In this space readers must collaborate, criticize and rewrite the text, thus enriching their experience of literature.

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