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Italian-Canadian Narratives of Return

Analysing Cultural Translation in Diasporic Writing

Authors: Baldo, Michela

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  • Explores translation, narrative and return as key theoretical concepts
  • Analyses a corpus of novels and memoir from three key Italian-Canadian authors
  • Treats translation as a point of both departure and return for writers in the Italian diaspora
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This book examines the concept of translation as a return to origins and as restitution of lost narratives, and is based on the idea of diaspora as a term that depicts the longing to return home and the imaginary reconstructions and reconstitutions of home by migrants and translators. The author analyses a corpus made up of novels and a memoir by Italian-Canadian writers Mary Melfi, Nino Ricci and Frank Paci, examining the theme of return both within the writing itself and also in the discourse surrounding the translations of these works into Italian. These ‘reconstructions’ are analysed through the lens of translation, and more specifically through the notion of written code-switching, understood here as a fictional tool which symbolizes the translational movements between different points of view. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of translation and interpreting, migration studies, and Italian and diasporic writing.

About the authors

Michela Baldo is Honorary Fellow in Translation Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hull, UK. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Translation, Narratives and Returns

    Baldo, Michela

    Pages 1-36

  • Italian-Canadian Writing and Narratives of Translation as Return: The Italian Translations of Ricci’s Trilogy, Melfi’s Italy Revisited and Paci’s Italian Shoes

    Baldo, Michela

    Pages 37-127

  • Towards a Narrative Model of Code-Switching in Diasporic Writing

    Baldo, Michela

    Pages 129-192

  • Code-Switching and Return in Ricci, Melfi and Paci and in the Italian Translations of Their Works

    Baldo, Michela

    Pages 193-286

  • Return as Restoration and Restitution

    Baldo, Michela

    Pages 287-345

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-47732-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italian-Canadian Narratives of Return
Book Subtitle
Analysing Cultural Translation in Diasporic Writing
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47733-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-47733-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47732-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 433
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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