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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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Intimate Enemies: A Conversation between an Author and her Translator

Intimate Enemies: A Conversation between an Author and her Translator

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Intimate Enemies

Maryse Condé

Richard Philcox

Liverpool University Press

In this article, the author Maryse Condé and her husband and translator Richard Philcox exchange views on the challenges and role of translation as well as its positive and negative aspects. These include the threat posed by translation to the author's voice, the challenges associated with translating Creole terms, the author's and translator's senses of vocation, their relationship to each other and to the texts they are writing/translating, and the difficulties of getting published.

Keywords:   Author-translator relationship, Equivalent effect, Voice, Creole, Author-text relationship, Role of translator, Challenges for translator, Transgression, Dispossession, Translation as necessity

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