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Wetzel-Sahm, Birgit. 1991. Dead-pan emotionalized: American humor in a German translation of Mark Twain's Journalism in Tennessee. In Kittel, Harald and Armin Paul Frank, eds. Interculturality and the historical study of literary translations (Göttinger Beiträge zur Internationalen Übersetzungsforschung 4). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag. pp. 75–86.
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In this paper, the author presents a complex case of interculturality at the level of the ideal culture: a paradigmatic way of making American humor palpable to German readers accustomed to quite a different kind of humor, and yet keeping the ‘American’ quality by adding elements not in the source text.
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