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One of the first books to shine a light on the broad scope of translation studies,this Routledge Translation Classic is widely regarded as a pillar of the discipline. Authored by one of the most infl uential translation theorists of the twentiethcentury, Translation, Rewriting, and the Manipulation of Literary Fame showshow rewriting - translation, anthologization, historiography, criticism, editing -infl uences the reception and canonization of works of literature. Firmly placing the production and reception of literature within the widerframework of a culture and its history, Andre Lefevere explores how rewritingmanipulates works of literature to ideological and artistic ends, and demonstrateshow rewriting a text can give it a new, sometimes subversive, historical orliterary status. Ranging across various literatures, including Classical Latin, French, andGerman, and here reissued with a new foreword by Scott G.
Williams, this is aseminal text for all students and specialists in translation studies, literary theory,and comparative and world literature.
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