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"The Art of Translation" (the British Council website)
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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Jul 17, 2006

"To discuss the art of literary translation is to a large extent to mystify it if we disregard the unruly manner in which it has been practiced throughout history. For although writing between two different languages has always been integral part of national literatures and the exchanges between them, the most striking, the truly captivating thing about it is its variations rather than any single characteristic or aspect."

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The article is structured into Introduction, Theory, History and Contemporary translation.

Also of interest is the "Workshops" section, which publishes studies on specific issues in targeted language combinations. A sample of the topics tackled:

- Issues in Arabic translation
- Subtitling Almodovar
- Asterix
- Emotion in Pessoa
- Swearwords in "Trainspotting"
- The Bible
- Lev Loseff (Russian)
- Tavaru (Tamil)
- Sappho and Catulus: sexual politics
- Peter Høeg (Danish)
- etc., etc.

Hope you enjoy it!

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texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
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thank you Jul 17, 2006

Thank you for sharing!

Parrot wrote:

- Subtitling Almodovar

I love all his movies!


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Thank you! Jul 18, 2006

It's useful and fascinating. Thank you very much!

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Claudia Luque Bedregal  Identity Verified
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thanks! Jul 19, 2006


Thank you for sharing these links. It's really interesting



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Terry Gilman  Identity Verified
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Thank you, too Jul 25, 2006

I used to get their listserv (as a lurker) and when they moved to a site format, I lost them.

All the best,

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