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Social Manipulation in Literary Translation 9781427610393

Social Manipulation in Literary Translation

ISBN-10: 1427610398
ISBN-13: 9781427610393
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PUBLISHER: Aardvark Global Publishing
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Product Description: According to the hypotheses of Lefevere, Zohar and Benjamin, translators, lives in a particular social background, and is manipulated by the social power and discourse. Based on some related theoretical data that have been done previously, this book attempts to assess what impact socio-culture exerted upon translator, analyzing how literary translation as a social activity is restricted by the macro social elements such as the ideological, cultural, poetical, and ethical constraints respectively manifested in literary translation,. The book argues that these translation activities can reflect the actual and historical relations between countries in respect of politics, culture, literature, and the exercise of the power of discourse. It aims to comment on the complex and intricate connections between socio-culture and translating activity embedded in cross-cultural thinking and practice, so as to shed new light on how socio-cultural factors can be enhanced or vitiated through translation as a cross-cultural practice. In the process of literary translation, the translator is manipulated by a series of exterior elements and he, consciously or not, must adjust himself to them.

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