By Baudelaire, Charles; Baudelaire, Charles; Salines, Emily
Alchemy and Amalgam explores a comparatively un-researched zone of the Baudelairean corpus (his translations from English) and relates them to the remainder of his works. It seeks to set up a hyperlink among translational and inventive writing, arguing for a reassessment of where of translation in Baudelaire’s writing technique. instead of a sideline in Baudelaire’s artistic actions, translation is hence proven to be a valuable kind of twin writing on the center of his works. Baudelaire’s translations from English, his consistent rewriting of pre-existing fabric (including his own), the doublets, the transpositions d’art, and the artwork feedback are all in keeping with an method of writing that's primarily by-product but additionally transformative. hence the Baudelairean test illustrates the bounds of romantic notions of originality, creativity and genius, reminding us that each one writing is intrinsically intertextual. It additionally exhibits the complexity of translation as a kind of production on the middle of recent writing.
The publication is among the first of its type to hyperlink the learn the translational job of a tremendous author to his ‘creative’ writings. it's also one of many first to supply an built-in presentation of French 19th-century translation techniques and to hyperlink them to questions of copyright and authorship within the context of the increase of capitalism and romantic perspectives of production and genius. It deals, for this reason, a brand new point of view either on translation heritage and on literary background.
Alchemy and Amalgam may be of curiosity to scholars of translation, comparative literature and French stories
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The technical addition of ‘glacis’ points to the subtle presence of a Baudelairean tone in ‘Le Portrait ovale’. And at the same time, one could argue that the loss of connotations noted by 85 Poe, pp. 383-84, EAP, p. 504. Poe, p. 384, EAP, p. 505 (emphases added). 87 Mary Ann Caws, ‘Insertion in an Oval Frame’, p. 110. 86 L’amour du métier? 45 Mary Ann Caws in the socket / bec pair may be compensated by the term ‘glacis’, evocative of a possibly morbid ‘glacé’. There are many other passages reminiscent of the style of Baudelaire’s poetry, and the prose poems in particular: The chateau into which my valet had ventured to make forcible entrance, rather than permit me, in my desperately wounded condition, to pass a night in the open air, was one of those piles of commingled gloom and grandeur which have so long frowned among the Appennines, not less in fact than in the fancy of Mrs Radcliffe.
53 One should not take Baudelaire’s professed concerns for accuracy and subservience to the source text entirely at face value, however. The Poe translations read like Baudelairean texts in many places, both thematically and stylistically. In ‘William Wilson’, the hero leads the debauched life of a dandy. 54 Roderick in ‘La Chute de la maison Usher’ is described as a ‘mangeur d’opium’,55 while opium visions play an im51 Letter to Noël Parfait, 31 May 1864, CII, p. 371. Letter to Michel Lévy, 1 June 1864, CII, p.
Bandy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1973). Hereafter referred to as Ouvrages73. 48 Alchemy and Amalgam Edgar Allan Poe, sa vie et ses œuvres (hereafter referred to as œuvres), adds R. W. Griswold’s ‘Memoir’ which prefaced the third volume of the Redfield edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s works, published in New York in 1853, and James Hannay’s introduction to The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe published in London by Charles Griffin and Company in 1853. In a letter to Madame Aupick, Baudelaire emphasizes the differences between œuvres and ouvrages: ‘Lisez la notice; – ce n’est pas celle que vous connaissez.
Alchemy and amalgam : translation in the works of Charles Baudelaire by Baudelaire, Charles; Baudelaire, Charles; Salines, Emily