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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation
by Peter France
This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literatures of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language of origin, offer ...more
Paperback, 680 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by OUP Oxford
(first published 2000)
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This is wonderful. It's 15 years old now so will soon require a generational update, but most of what you need to know is here. It's been an enormous help to me as I've made my way through the classics. This handsome reference book discusses not only why certain translations are preferred, but also the reason why many others don't cut the mustard. Here are the main headings from the table of contents.
a. African languages...more
c. The Bible
d. Celtic languages
e. Central & Eastern European l