Poetry translation

Francis R. Jones
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The nature of poetic text makes it challenging to translate, which has stimulated much debate about how these challenges should be tackled. This entry describes these issues, plus the skills, working processes and professional conditions involved in translating poetry.

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Honig, Edward
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