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Intimate EnemiesTranslation in Francophone Contexts$
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Kathryn Batchelor and Claire Bisdorff

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318672

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.001.0001

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: Translation – Formidable Enemy or Needed Friend?

: Translation – Formidable Enemy or Needed Friend?

(p.1) Introduction: Translation – Formidable Enemy or Needed Friend?
Intimate Enemies

Kathryn Batchelor

Liverpool University Press

This introductory article draws out the main points of commonality and divergence in the articles that make up the volume Intimate Enemies. Translation in Francophone African Contexts (LUP, 2013). It explores the main types of intimacy and enmity that are relevant to the translation process, be that the intimacies that hold between an author and his/her text or between a translator and the author's text, or the enmities that can arise between authors, translators and publishers. The article touches on topics that have frequently been points of discussion in translation studies, including translation as betrayal, the invisibility of the translator, the necessity and benefits of translation versus the dangers and difficulties that are associated with it, and the need for new postcolonial translation paradigms.

Keywords:   Translation, Publishing, Author-translator relationship, Invisibility of translation, Translation and betrayal, Postcolonial translation

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