Translating Calvino: challenges and opportunities. Five proposals for Calvino’s translators in the new millennium.

  • Oana Bosca-Malin Univerisitatea din Bucuresti

Abstract

Translating Calvino: challenges and opportunities. Five proposals for Calvino’s translators in the new millennium. This Paper suggests an application of Calvino’s concepts described in Six memos For the Next Millenium at the translation of three of his novels – Le città invisibili, Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno e Ultimo viene il corvo. Each of Calvino’s concepts (lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity and consistancy) is being defined according to the Italian writer, then identified in his practical manifestations in the three novels and afterwards adapted at the translation process. The result is a possible mechanism of translation and a set of suggestions for Calvino’s translators.

Author Biography

Oana Bosca-Malin, Univerisitatea din Bucuresti
Assistant professor at the Department of Romance Linguistics, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Bucharest. Her research interests focus on Italian Contemporary Literature and Translation Studies. She published several articles and a monograph, Spectacularizarea prozei italiene. Tendinţe actuale în raport cu cititorii, lumea editorial și manifestările celebrative (2012), which received “Premiul Marian Papahagi”, a national award for Italian Culture in Romania. She translated several works of Italian authors into Romanian, such as Italo Calvino, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Melania Mazzucco, Erri De Luca and Camillo Boito.

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Published
2014-06-30
Section
PaSSAGGI