Publication details [#9706]

Perlet, Gisela. 1990. Zu Problemen bei Herausgabe und Übersetzung von Hans Christian Andersens Reiseliteratur [Problems in republishing and translating Hans Christian Andersen's travel literature]. TEXTconTEXT 5 (2) : 86–99.
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Person as a subject


How does one translate a text if one does not know the source culture by own experience? The author discusses this question on the basis of her own translations of Hans Christian Andersen into German, showing that the real problem is not necessarily one of translating "facts" correctly, but of understanding the author's personality, his view of the world and the role assigned to him in literature.
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