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Poetry & Translation: The Art of the Impossible

Peter Robinson


This book examines the activity of translation as practised by poets and others, and how the various practices of translating have continued in parallel with the writing of original poetry. So, while some attention is paid to classic statements of the translator's cultural role, statements such as Walter Benjamin's, readers should not expect to find formalized theoretical debate along the lines already developed in translation studies courses and their teaching handbooks. Instead the book seeks to raise issues and matters for discussion — the character of bilingual editions and how they are, o ... More

Keywords: translation, poetry, Walter Benjamin, bilingual editions, reading, writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846312182
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315534


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Robinson, author