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By Baudelaire, Charles; Baudelaire, Charles; Salines, Emily

ISBN-10: 141756668X

ISBN-13: 9781417566686

ISBN-10: 904201931X

ISBN-13: 9789042019317

Alchemy and Amalgam explores a comparatively un-researched sector of the Baudelairean corpus (his translations from English) and relates them to the remainder of his works. It seeks to set up a hyperlink among translational and inventive writing, arguing for a reassessment of where of translation in Baudelaire’s writing strategy. instead of a sideline in Baudelaire’s inventive actions, translation is hence proven to be a vital type of twin writing on the middle of his works. Baudelaire’s translations from English, his consistent rewriting of pre-existing fabric (including his own), the doublets, the transpositions d’art, and the paintings feedback are all in accordance with an method of writing that's basically by-product but in addition transformative. hence the Baudelairean scan illustrates the bounds of romantic notions of originality, creativity and genius, reminding us that each one writing is intrinsically intertextual. It additionally exhibits the complexity of translation as a kind of production on the middle of contemporary writing.

The e-book is without doubt one of the first of its type to hyperlink the examine the translational task of a tremendous author to his ‘creative’ writings. it's also one of many first to supply an built-in presentation of French 19th-century translation ways and to hyperlink them to questions of copyright and authorship within the context of the increase of capitalism and romantic perspectives of production and genius. It bargains, for that reason, a brand new point of view either on translation background and on literary heritage.

Alchemy and Amalgam could be of curiosity to scholars of translation, comparative literature and French stories

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See Chapter 6. 100 50 Alchemy and Amalgam of indirect translations, often closer to paraphrase or summaries. The following passages exemplify this. Daniel’s text reads as follows: He wrote for newspapers, compiled and translated for booksellers, made up brilliant articles for reviews, and spun tales for magazines. ’ At last a newspaper in Baltimore offered two premiums – for the best poem and the best prose tale. A committee of distinguished litterateurs – John P. Kennedy at their head – was appointed to judge the productions.

At last a newspaper in Baltimore offered two premiums – for the best poem and the best prose tale. A committee of distinguished litterateurs – John P. Kennedy at their head – was appointed to judge the productions. Of course they did not read them – the sanction of their names being all that was wanted by the publisher. But while chatting over the wine at the meeting, one of them was attracted by a bundle among the papers written in the most exquisitely beautiful calligraphy ever seen. – To the end of his life Poe wrote this surpassingly perfect hand.

Daniel’s text reads as follows: He wrote for newspapers, compiled and translated for booksellers, made up brilliant articles for reviews, and spun tales for magazines. ’ At last a newspaper in Baltimore offered two premiums – for the best poem and the best prose tale. A committee of distinguished litterateurs – John P. Kennedy at their head – was appointed to judge the productions. Of course they did not read them – the sanction of their names being all that was wanted by the publisher. But while chatting over the wine at the meeting, one of them was attracted by a bundle among the papers written in the most exquisitely beautiful calligraphy ever seen.

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