By Thomas O. Beebee
"Clarissa" at the Continent defines and explores innovations of literary translation—creative vs. preservative and powerful vs. weak—as they remodel probably the most influential English novels. Thomas Beebee compares the 2 opposing techniques as they impression the French translation of Clarissa by way of the novelist Antione François de Prévost and the German translation through the Göttingen Orientalist Johann David Michaelis, and in doing so he demonstrates that every translator chanced on authority for his process in the textual content itself. each one translation is additionally tested in mild of Richardson's different writings and positioned in its literary and cultural context.
This examine makes use of translations on the way to interpret Clarissa, to teach how the foundation for the novel's reception at the Continent used to be laid, and to discover the variations and interactions between 3 literary and cultural platforms of the eighteenth century. The shut exam of those very important translations let the formula of not just a concept of inventive vs. preservative translation but in addition the interconnections among literary conception and translation concept. Beebee additionally seems at later translations of Clarissa as items of literary and ancient switch and at Prévostian options of the novel.
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Clarissa on the Continent: Translation and Seduction by Thomas O. Beebee