By Thomas O. Beebee
"Clarissa" at the Continent defines and explores concepts of literary translation—creative vs. preservative and powerful vs. weak—as they rework the most influential English novels. Thomas Beebee compares the 2 opposing concepts as they impact the French translation of Clarissa by way of the novelist Antione François de Prévost and the German translation through the Göttingen Orientalist Johann David Michaelis, and in doing so he demonstrates that every translator discovered authority for his approach in the textual content itself. each one translation can be tested in mild of Richardson's different writings and put in its literary and cultural context.
This examine makes use of translations for you to interpret Clarissa, to teach how the foundation for the novel's reception at the Continent was once laid, and to discover the diversities and interactions between 3 literary and cultural structures of the eighteenth century. The shut exam of those vital translations let the formula of not just a concept of inventive vs. preservative translation but in addition the interconnections among literary concept and translation thought. Beebee additionally appears at later translations of Clarissa as items of literary and old switch and at Prévostian recommendations of the novel.
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