Children's Literature in Translation: Challenges and by Jan Van Coillie,Walter P. Verschueren

By Jan Van Coillie,Walter P. Verschueren

Children's classics from Alice in Wonderland to the works of Astrid Lindgren, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman are actually quite often well-known as literary achievements that from a translator's perspective are not any less difficult than 'serious' (adult) literature. This quantity makes an attempt to discover many of the demanding situations posed by means of the interpretation of kid's literature and while spotlight a number of the concepts that translators can and do persist with whilst dealing with those demanding situations. numerous translation theories and ideas are placed to serious use, together with Even-Zohar's polysystem idea, Toury's idea of norms, Venuti's perspectives on foreignizing and domesticating translations and at the translator's (in)visibility, and Chesterman's prototypical approach.

Topics contain the ethics of translating for kids, the significance of child(hood) pictures, the 'revelation' of the translator in prefaces, the function of translated kid's books within the institution of literary canons, the prestige of translations within the former East Germany; questions of taboo and censorship within the translation of adolescent novels, the collision of norms in numerous translations of a Swedish kid's vintage, the dealing with of 'cultural intertextuality' within the Spanish translations of latest British delusion books, ideas for translating cultural markers akin to juvenile expressions, practical shifts as a result of varied translation recommendations facing personality names, and complicated translation thoughts utilized in facing the twin viewers in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy stories and in Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the ocean of reports.

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