Clarissa on the Continent: Translation and Seduction by Thomas O. Beebee

By Thomas O. Beebee

"Clarissa" at the Continent defines and explores options of literary translation—creative vs. preservative and robust vs. weak—as they rework essentially the most influential English novels. Thomas Beebee compares the 2 opposing recommendations as they impact the French translation of Clarissa through the novelist Antione François de Prévost and the German translation through the Göttingen Orientalist Johann David Michaelis, and in doing so he demonstrates that every translator discovered authority for his technique in the textual content itself. each one translation can also be tested in gentle of Richardson's different writings and put in its literary and cultural context.

This examine makes use of translations that allows you to interpret Clarissa, to teach how the root for the novel's reception at the Continent was once laid, and to discover the diversities and interactions between 3 literary and cultural structures of the eighteenth century. The shut exam of those very important translations permit the formula of not just a idea of artistic vs. preservative translation but additionally the interconnections among literary conception and translation conception. Beebee additionally seems at later translations of Clarissa as items of literary and old swap and at Prévostian concepts of the novel.

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