Journal article

Pleasures and pitfalls of Englishing Greek fiction

E Gauntlett

The AALITRA Review, A Journal of Literary Translation | The Australian Association for Literary Translation | Published : 2017

Abstract

This paper focuses on three scholarly translations of Greek fiction into English, published over the last twelve years: The Last Varlamis by Thanasis Valtinos, a contemporary text of indeterminate genre, whose translation was published in Birmingham and launched with some fanfare in London in May 2016; the modern Cypriot novella “The Gangsters” by Lefkios Zafiriou, whose translation was selfpublished in Melbourne in 2005; and Erotokritos by Vitsentzos Kornaros, a 10,000-verse Cretan Renaissance romance that took a team of three translators five years to translate and annotate for publication by an Australian learned society in 2004. My reflections on the experience of Englishing these quite ..

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