Channel Crossings: French and English Poetry in Dialogue 1550-2000

Channel Crossings: French and English Poetry in Dialogue 1550-2000

by Clive Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 1900755548

ISBN-13: 9781900755542

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Legenda

How is gender embodied in poetic forms? What kinds of habitation can dramatic verse create for the performing voice? Where in verse are the inflections of the voice's self found? Can the line of verse be 'landscaped' to communicate the modalities of natural perception? Where is the poetry of the prose poem, and how should it be translated? How much authority should…  See more details below

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How is gender embodied in poetic forms? What kinds of habitation can dramatic verse create for the performing voice? Where in verse are the inflections of the voice's self found? Can the line of verse be 'landscaped' to communicate the modalities of natural perception? Where is the poetry of the prose poem, and how should it be translated? How much authority should the lay-out of a free-verse text have for its translator? Referring to authors ranging from Labe to Shakespeare to Auden and Jaccottet, Scott seeks to answer such questions and to re-set both the task of the translator and the ambitions of comaprative literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781900755542
Publisher:
Legenda
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Legenda Main Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Engendering the Sonnet: Louise Labe and Elizabeth Barrett Browning16
2Translating and Punctuating: Shakespeare's Hamlet52
3Translating and Dramatizing: Racine's Phedre82
4Landscapes of the Line: Verse-Features and the Perception of Nature in Romantic and Pre-Romantic Poetry120
5Describing and Translating the French Prose Poem145
6French Inflexions in the English Poetic Voice of the 1890s179
7Translating Free Verse: Jaccottet and Auden209
Conclusion239
App.: Texts255
Bibliography259
Index271

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