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Examining Text and Authorship in Translation

What Remains of Christa Wolf?

Authors: Summers, Caroline

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  • Systematically examines authorship in translation by focusing on Christa Wolf
  • Engages with growing trends in research into agents of translation and cultural transfer, looking at the process of translation on levels outside the text
  • Intervenes in wide-ranging contemporary debates on globalised literary culture by examining how the fragmented identity of the ‘international’ author is contested by different stakeholders in the construction of a world literature
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About this book

This book, the first in-depth study of authorship in translation, explores how authorial identity is ‘translated’ in the literary text.  In a detailed exploration of the writing of East German author Christa Wolf in English translation, it examines how the work of translators, publishers, readers and reviewers reframes the writer’s identity for a new reading public. This detailed study of Wolf, an author with a complex and contested public profile, intervenes in wide-ranging contemporary debates on globalised literary culture by examining how the fragmented identity of the ‘international’ author is contested by different stakeholders in the construction of a world literature. The book is interdisciplinary in its approach, representing new work in Translation Studies and German Studies that is also of interest and relevance to scholars of literature in other languages.

About the authors

Caroline Summers is Lecturer in Comparative Literary Translation at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research focuses on the literary text as an object of cultural exchange and on the construction of authorial identities through literary translation, especially the status of the text as a point of intersection between the activities of different agents in the translation process.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40182-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82047-7
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  • 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
Examining Text and Authorship in Translation
Book Subtitle
What Remains of Christa Wolf?
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40183-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40183-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40182-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82047-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 260
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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