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Studies in the Translations of Juan Ramón and Zenobia Jiménez (New) (Hardcover) (Charlotte
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The translations by Juan Ramón Jiménez, first resident of the Caribbean to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, have been neglected, likely because many of them were published under the name of his wife, Zenobia Camprubí Aymar, along with many of his poems. Close analysis of the style, along with personal letters and diaries, reveals his significant participation in these works. The translations were a crucial source of psychological and financial support during the long exile from Spain after the Civil War. Other elements in the process were the Nobel-winners Rabindranath Tagore, William Butler Yeats, and André Gide. Intertextual incorporations from Shakespeare, the King James Bible, Rubén Darío, and Ezra Pound are noteworthy, as Juan Ramón and Zenobia maneuvered between the Symbolist and Imagist poetic movements, experimenting with different theories of translation, from Dryden to Jakobson. As Jiménez constantly revised his own work, hitherto unpublished annotations prove important to understanding this journey.
Number of Pages: 114
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures.
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Author: Charlotte Ward
Street Date: March 2, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-8896