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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781900755542
  • Publisher: Legenda
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: Legenda Main Series
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Engendering the Sonnet: Louise Labe and Elizabeth Barrett Browning 16
2 Translating and Punctuating: Shakespeare's Hamlet 52
3 Translating and Dramatizing: Racine's Phedre 82
4 Landscapes of the Line: Verse-Features and the Perception of Nature in Romantic and Pre-Romantic Poetry 120
5 Describing and Translating the French Prose Poem 145
6 French Inflexions in the English Poetic Voice of the 1890s 179
7 Translating Free Verse: Jaccottet and Auden 209
Conclusion 239
App.: Texts 255
Bibliography 259
Index 271
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