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How to Translate Thomas Mann's Works

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ISBN-10: 383641399X

ISBN-13: 9783836413992

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Gledhill

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Thomas Mann's three stories Tonio Kroger, Tristan and Der Tod in Venedig are compared with the translations by Helen Lowe-Porter and David Luke respectively. From the comparison, it emerges that Lowe-Porter's translations are so deeply flawed that her oeuvre can be regarded as a scandal in the translation world. Even today, her botched versions of Thomas Mann's works are still being widely published and used as texts in institutes of higher education. Luke's translations are generally reliable, but they still fail to capture the literary aspects of Thomas Mann's prose. Alternative literary strategies are discussed with examples illustrated by the author's own samples. The discussion about…    
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Book details

List price: $76.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English