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Romantic Literature and the Colonised World : Lessons from Indigenous Translations - (Hardcover)

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This book considers indigenous-language translations of Romantic texts in the British colonies. It argues that these translations uncover a latent discourse around colonisation in the original English texts. Focusing on poems by William Wordsworth, John Keats, Felicia Hemans, and Robert Burns, and on Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, it provides the first scholarly insight into the reception of major Romantic authors in indigenous languages, and makes a major contribution to the study of global Romanticism and its colonial heritage. The book demonstrates the ways in which colonial controversies around prayer, song, hospitality, naming, mapping, architecture, and medicine are drawn out by translators to make connections between Romantic literature, its preoccupations, and debates in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century colonial worlds.

Number of Pages: 269
Genre: Literary Criticism, Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Nikki Hessell
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2018
TCIN: 53450838
UPC: 9783319709321
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-0611
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