English Translation and Classical Reception (Innbundet)

Towards a New Literary History

Serie: Classical Receptions 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 224
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Classical Receptions
ISBN/EAN: 9781405199018
Omtale: English Translation and Classical Reception
English Translation and Classical Reception is the first genuine cross-disciplinary study bringing English literary history to bear on questions about the reception of classical literary texts, and vice versa. The text draws on the author s exhaustive knowledge of the subject from the early Renaissance to the present. * The first book-length study of English translation as a topic in classical reception * Draws on the author s exhaustive knowledge of English literary translation from the early Renaissance to the present * Argues for a remapping of English literary history which would take proper account of the currently neglected history of classical translation, from Chaucer to the present * Offers a widely ranging chronological analysis of English translation from ancient literatures * Previously little-known, unknown, and sometimes suppressed translated texts are recovered from manuscripts and explored in terms of their implications for English literary history and for the interpretation of classical literature

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