New books at a glanceThrough Other Eyes: The Translation of Anglophone Literature in Europe Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. xii + 188 pp. ISBN 1-84718-325-5 £29.99, USD59.99
Reviewed by Tom Toremans
Table of contents
As the subtitle indicates, the essays in Through Other Eyes deal with the translation of Anglophone literature in Europe. Originally contributions to a conference on “The Institution of Translation”, held at the University of Provence in 2006, the essays present a broad array of descriptive and methodological perspectives on the translation of English-language literatures in Europe since the Renaissance. The research field covered is thus considerably wide and complex, yet this broad scope is somewhat compensated for by the division of the volume into three parts: the first part deals with specific problems of translation methodology, the second part focuses on literary translation and the essays of part three adopt a specifically historical perspective on the translation of English texts into French.