Post-Socialist Translation Practices

Ideological struggle in children's literature

| University of Ljubljana
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The book Post-Socialist Translation Practices explores how Communism and Socialism, through their hegemonic pressure, found expression in translation practice from the moment of Socialist revolution to the present day. Based on extensive archival research in the archives of the Communist Party and on the interviews with translators and editors of the period the book attempts to outline the typical and defining features of the Socialist translatorial behaviour by re-reading more than 200 translations of children's literature and juvenile fiction published in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). Despite the variety of different forms of censorship that the translators in all Socialist states were subject to, the book argues that Socialist translation in different cultural and linguistic environments, especially where the Soviet model tried to impose itself, purged the translated texts of the same or similar elements, in particular of the religious presence. The book also traces how ideologically manipulated translations are still uncritically reprinted and widely circulated today.
[Benjamins Translation Library, 103]  2012.  viii, 188 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
v
The voice of the East: Towards a Post-Socialist Translation Studies?
1–6
Eclectic and paradoxical frameworks
7–14
The historical background as reflected in translations
15–38
Stylistic reasons and problematic translators
39–50
Fairy tales without unhealthy additions
51–74
Children’s best-sellers
75–112
Adapted literature for adults
113–128
Translations in Slovene primary school textbooks and readers
129–138
Translation has always been a political matter
139–154
The illusion of non-interference
155–158
Primary sources
159–172
Secondary sources
173–184
Index
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“Within the ideology-and-agency-focused branch of Translation Studies, this book represents both a major step forward and a challenge.”
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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012031898