Translating Rimbaud's Illuminations

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This book is a sequal to Clive Scott's Translating Baudelaire (UEP, 2000), and a further development of its translational techniques. It argues for the intimate connections between literary translation and experimental writing, using a selection of Rimbaud's Illuminations to explore the different ways in which the translator can re-imagine and re-project source texts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780859897709
  • Publisher: University of Exeter Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Scott is Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His publications over the last few years include Translating Baudelaire (University of Exeter Press, 2000); Channel Crossings: French and English Poetry in Dialogue 1550-2000 (Legenda, 2002); The Spoken Image: Photography and Language (Reaktion, 1999); The Poetics of French Verse: Studies in Reading (Clarendon, 1998).
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Table of Contents



1. Translation and Creativity: Reflections on a Relationship

2. The Rimbaldian Prose Poem: Questions of Time and Rhythm

3. The Voice in Translation I: Translating Subdiscursive Sound

4. The Voice in Translation II: Moving Images

5. Silence as Translational Presence: The Translator and Resonant Space

6. From Silence and Time to Noise and Space

7. The Translator as Colonist and Native

8. Rimbaud’s City Spaces: Translating the Geometries of Social Architecture

9. Translating the Space of Reading


Appendix I: Wordsworth’s ‘The Daffodils’ and François-René Daillie’s translation

Appendix II: Plain prose translations of selected Illuminations

Appendix III: Pictorial translations of selected Illuminations




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