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Manus: You mean changed into English? Owen: Where there's ambiguity, they'll be Anglicized. (Friel, 1996: 408) In the course of the first act, the activity of translation thus loses all the features of playful innocence, which were initially associated with the scholarly renderings of Latin and Greek texts by the infant prodigy Jimmy at the beginning of the drama. The supposition that the translation from Irish into English is exclusively initiated by the external pressure of the 'coloniser' would, however, lead to an undue simplification of the matter, since the drama finishes with one of the play's female characters, Maire, expressing a strong wish to learn English because she has fallen in love with Yolland, one of the English soldiers (Cronin, 1996: 197-98).
On the idea of rewriting Don Quixote for a later generation, see also Borges (1974), Berman (1984: 24) and Bassnett (1997: 1). 3. These verses are quoted with the kind permission of Oxford University Press. For further contemporary literary examples dealing with the process of translation, see Simon (1996: 155-67). Page 17 Chapter 1 Some Nineteenth-Century Anglo-German Crosscurrents The examination of Anglo-German cultural relations and more specifically the impact of German writings in nineteenth-century Britain in the light of these ideas, provides us with a new angle on the subject matter in question.
He becomes an ingenious power predominating the scene because he is in a position to establish instant communication which would break down without his aid: Half of us speaks one language and half another, though their half knows ours well and our half's monoglot. ' The translation went: 'The landlocked mind will ever seek an amniotic . . '(Porter, 1992: 31) 3 Why should Cervantes pretend to need a fictional narrator as well as a translator to produce his novel, what are Carlyle's reasons for pretending to be a translating editor so as effectively to promote Teufelsdröckh's ideas in England, and why does Conrad introduce a teacher of languages, who claims he lacks originality?