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Chowdhury, Kabir. 1980. Influence of foreign literatures on national literatures. Babel 26 (1) : 29–30.
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This article discusses the influence of foreign literature on national literatures through translation and adaptation. The author claims that these influences occur in themes, attitudes and points of view as well as in techniques, structure, similes, metaphors, symbols, etc. He also touches on the subjects of retranslation and translating poetry and presents a number of rules for translation, be it prose or poetry.
Source : P. Van Mulken