By Thomas O. Beebee
"Clarissa" at the Continent defines and explores ideas of literary translation—creative vs. preservative and robust vs. weak—as they rework probably the most influential English novels. Thomas Beebee compares the 2 opposing techniques as they impression the French translation of Clarissa via the novelist Antione François de Prévost and the German translation by way of the Göttingen Orientalist Johann David Michaelis, and in doing so he demonstrates that every translator stumbled on authority for his technique in the textual content itself. each one translation can also be tested in mild of Richardson's different writings and put in its literary and cultural context.
This examine makes use of translations with the intention to interpret Clarissa, to teach how the root for the novel's reception at the Continent was once laid, and to discover the variations and interactions between 3 literary and cultural structures of the eighteenth century. The shut exam of those very important translations allow the formula of not just a conception of artistic vs. preservative translation but additionally the interconnections among literary conception and translation concept. Beebee additionally appears at later translations of Clarissa as items of literary and old swap and at Prévostian concepts of the novel.
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