Chapter published in:Spaces of Polyphony
Edited by Clara Ubaldina Lorda and Patrick Zabalbeascoa
[Dialogue Studies 15] 2012
► pp. 189–204
Chapter 13. Peritextual dialogue in the dynamics of poetry translatability
This paper investigates translation-related problems when it comes to translating poetry. The paper examines a set of translations of a Romanian poem by various non-native (but proficient) speakers of English. I hypothesize that this poem is almost impossible to translate due to both lexical and cultural issues. In order to improve translatability, I suggest turning the peritext of the bi- or plurilingual poem editions into a dialogue with more actants.
Published online: 29 August 2012
Cited by 2 other publications
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