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The Magic Mirror of Literary Translation

Reflections on the Art of Translating Verse

Eric Sellin (author)

ISBN: 9780815637035

Publication Date: Apr 2021

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Invites readers to explore the daunting and often unsung work of literary translators. With wry humour and an engaging conversational style, Sellin shares his insight on the art and science of translation, including the many nuanced solutions he's developed for some of the more sensitive problems that frustrate translators of formal poetry.
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Sellin invites readers to explore the daunting and often unsung work of literary translators. With wry humor and an engaging conversational style, Sellin shares his insight on the art and science of translation, including the many nuanced solutions he's developed for some of the more sensitive problems that frustrate translators of formal poetry. The essays offer a balance of commentary on structural challenges as well as linguistic and aesthetic issues, giving readers practical and theoretical advice gained from a long career as a professor, poet, editor, and translator.
Illustrations 7 black & white illustrations
Pages 128
Dimensions 203 x 127
Date Published 30 Apr 2021
Publisher Syracuse University Press
Subject/s Literary studies: general   Literary studies: poetry & poets   Literary companions   Poetry  
Eric Sellin is emeritus professor of French at Tulane University. He is the author and translator of numerous books, including cotranslator of Arabs and the Art of Storytelling: A Strange Familiarity.

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