Download PDF by Elizabeth Marie Young: Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

By Elizabeth Marie Young

Poetry is frequently acknowledged to withstand translation, its integration of shape and which means rendering even the easiest translations tricky. Elizabeth Marie younger disagrees, and with Translation as Muse, she makes use of the paintings of the prestigious Roman poet Catullus to mount a strong argument that translation might be an engine of poetic invention.

Catullus has lengthy been well-known as a poet, yet his efforts as a translator were mostly missed. younger unearths how crucial translation is to his paintings: many poems by way of Catullus that we have a tendency to label as lyric originals have been actually formed by way of Roman translation practices totally various from our personal. via rereading Catullus during the lens of translation, younger exposes new layers of ingenuity in Latin poetry whilst she illuminates the idiosyncrasies of Roman translation perform, reconfigures our knowing of translation background, and questions simple assumptions approximately lyric poetry itself.

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