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Tymoczko, Maria. 1999. Translation in a postcolonial context: early Irish literature in English translation. Manchester: St. Jerome. 280 pp.


Through extensive case studies of the translation of early Irish literature into English, the author frames a complex double argument. Examining translation practices during the Irish struggle for independence, she demonstrates the varied ways that translators articulate resistance to British colonialism and cultural oppression in their translations of Ireland's `national literary heritage'. This analysis of the cultural trajectory of England's first colony is a contribution to postcolonial studies, offering a template relevant to most cultures emerging from colonialism. At the same time, these Irish case studies become the means of interrogating contemporary theories of translation. Moving between various disciplines the author provides a model for a much needed integrated approach to translation theory and practice. [Based on Transst]

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