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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References

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Further reading

Allén, Sture
1999Translation of Poetry and Poetic Prose: Proceedings of Nobel Symposium 110. Singapore: World Scientific.  TSB. Crossref logoGoogle Scholar
Honig, Edward
1985The Poet’s Other Voice. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.Google Scholar
Koster, Cees
2000From World to World: an Armamentarium for the Study of Poetic Discourse in Translation. Amsterdam: Rodopi.  TSBGoogle Scholar
Matterson, Stephen & Jones, Darryl
2000Studying Poetry. London: Arnold.Google Scholar
Osers, Ewald
1998“Translation norms: do they exist?” In Translators’ Strategies and Creativity, Ann Beylard-Ozeroff, Jana Králová & Barbara Moser-Mercer (eds), 53–62. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Crossref logoGoogle Scholar