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Author Rodríguez-García, José María.

Title The city of translation : poetry and ideology in nineteenth-century Colombia / José María Rodríguez García
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 261 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Colombian lettered city: philology, ideology, translation -- The regime of translation in Caro's Colombia -- Hugo, Bello, Caro -- Regeneration without revolution: Caro contra Bolivar -- Conclusion: on lettered cities and the writing of lyric
Summary A study of the relationship between literary translation, authoritarian politics, linguistic ideologies, juristic philology, religion, and poetry in late nineteenth-century Colombia
The two principal questions that The City of Translation sets out to answer are: how did poetry, philology, catechesis, and literary translation legitimate a coterie of right-wing literati's rise to power in Colombia? And how did these men proceed to dismantle a long-standing liberal-democratic state without derogating basic constitutional freedoms? To answer those questions, Jose Maria Rodriguez Garcia investigates the emergence, development, and decline of what he calls "the reactionary city of translation"--A variation on, and a correction to Angel Rama's understanding of the nineteenth-century "lettered city" as a primarily liberal and modernizing project. The City of Translation makes the tropes of "translatio" the conceptual nucleus of a comprehensive analysis that cuts across academic disciplines, ranging from political philosophy and the history of concepts to the relationship of literature to religious doctrine and the law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Caro, Miguel Antonio, 1843-1909 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Politics and literature -- Colombia.
Translating and interpreting -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1810-
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 0230111785 (electronic bk.)
9780230111783 (electronic bk.)