A History of European Versification

Author: Leofranc Holford-Strevens

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Category: European poetry

Page: 334

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A history of European versification. Examining poetry written in 30 languages and over several millennia, M.L. Gasparov shows how the poetry of English, French, Russian, Greek, and other European languages has developed from a single common Indo-European source.

Russian Writers on Translation

An Anthology

Author: Brian James Baer

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Since the early eighteenth century, following Peter the Great’s policy of forced westernization, translation in Russia has been a very visible and much-discussed practice. Generally perceived as an important service to the state and the nation, translation was also viewed as a high art, leading many Russian poets and writers to engage in literary translation in a serious and sustained manner. As a result, translations were generally regarded as an integral part of an author’s oeuvre and of Russian literature as a whole. This volume brings together Russian writings on translation from the mid-18th century until today and presents them in chronological order, providing valuable insights into the theory and practice of translation in Russia. Authored by some of Russia’s leading writers, such as Aleksandr Pushkin, Fedor Dostoevskii, Lev Tolstoi, Maksim Gorkii, and Anna Akhmatova, many of these texts are translated into English for the first time. They are accompanied by extensive annotation and biographical sketches of the authors, and reveal Russian translation discourse to be a sophisticated and often politicized exploration of Russian national identity, as well as the nature of the modern subject. Russian Writers on Translation fills a persistent gap in the literature on alternative translation traditions, highlighting the vibrant and intense culture of translation on Europe’s ‘periphery’. Viewed in a broad cultural context, the selected texts reflect a nuanced understanding of the Russian response to world literature and highlight the attempts of Russian writers to promote Russia as an all-inclusive cultural model.

The history of modern Europe

with an account of the decline and fall of the Roman empire ; and a view of the progress of society, from the rise of the modern kingdoms to the peace of Paris in 1763, in a series of letters from a nobleman to his son

Author: William Russell

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Category: Europe

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The History of Modern Europe, Part II

From the Peace of Westphalia, in 1648, to the Peace of Paris, in 1763 : with a View of the Progress of Society Duing the Present Century, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to His Son

Author: William Russell

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Category: Europe

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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Generalia, language and literature, the arts

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing

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Category: Reference

Page: 1186

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From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.

Meter, Rhythm, and Performance

Author: Christoph Küper

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 476

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This volume includes most papers read at the International Conference on "Meter, Rhythm and Performance" held at the University of Vechta, Germany, in May 1999. This metrics conference set out to break new ground in two respects. It was the first