Stretton in stereo : fictional dialogue in the Swedish translations of LOST GIP

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Title Stretton in stereo : fictional dialogue in the Swedish translations of LOST GIP
Author(s) Sundmark, Björn
Date 2012
Editor(s) Fischer, Martin; Wirf Naro, Maria
English abstract
Hesba Stretton (pseudonym of Sarah Smith, 1832-1911) is still a fairly well-known author in the English-speaking world of so called “Street Arab”-books. Elsewhere she is quite unknown today, although her books were translated quickly in sizeable and cheap editions into many languages. In brief, one can say that Stretton combines an evangelical outlook with a strong belief in social reform. In this article I am going to examine the translation of two simultaneous translations into Swedish of Stretton’s Lost Gip (both from 1874), paying special attention to the translation of fictional dialogue. I will ask to which extent these two “Lost Gips” have been “Sweded” linguistically and culturally. One reason why I focus on historical fiction is that time has a way of casting linguistic and cultural features into sharp relief, not least those aspects which have to do with direct discourse. My interest is also prompted by my larger interest in the rising importance of English children’s literature in Sweden from the mid nineteenth century.
Publisher Frank & Timme
Host/Issue Translating fictional dialogue for children and young people
Series/Issue TransUD. Arbeiten zur Theorie und Praxis des Ubersetzens und Dolmetschens;48
ISSN 1438-2636
ISBN 9783865964670
Pages 115-128
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) translation studies
fictional dialogue
hesba stretton
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14663 (link to this page)

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