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Author Bai, Yunfei, 1986- author.

Title Rewriting the Orient : Asian works in the making of world literature / Yunfei Bai
Published Chapel Hill : U.N.C. Department of Romance Studies, 2024


Description 1 online resource (200 pages)
Series North Carolina studies in the Romance languages and literatures ; number 327
North Carolina studies in the Romance languages and literatures ; no. 327.
Contents Where Théophile Gautier meets Li Yu -- Mallarmé: a Sanskrit poet despite himself -- Is it possible to write a Tibetan poem in French? -- Cantonese pirates in world literature
Summary "In this ambitious volume, Yunfei Bai delves into the creative adaptations of classical Sanskrit, Chinese, and Tibetan literary texts by four renowned nineteenth- and early twentieth-century authors in France and Argentina: Théophile Gautier, Stéphane Mallarmé, Victor Segalen, and Jorge Luis Borges. Without any knowledge of the source languages, the authors crafted their own French and Spanish retellings based on received translations of these Asian works. Rewriting the Orient not only explores the so far untapped translation-rewriting continuum to trace the pivotal role of Orientalism in the formation of a singular corpus of world literature that goes beyond the Anglophone canon, but also sheds light on a wide range of innovative discursive strategies that readily challenge traditional notions of cultural appropriation"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English, with passages in Chinese, French, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Spanish, and translations into English
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 03, 2024)
Subject Gautier, Théophile, 1811-1872. Pavillon sur l'eau -- Criticism and interpretation
Li, Yu, 1611-1680? Heying lou -- Translations -- History and criticism
Mallarmé, Stéphane, 1842-1898. Nala et Damayanti -- Criticism and interpretation
Segalen, Victor, 1878-1919. Thibet -- Criticism and interpretation
O-rgyan-gling-pa, Gter-ston, 1323- Padma bkaʼ thaṅ Śel brag ma -- Translations -- History and criticism
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986. Viuda Ching, pirata -- Criticism and interpretation
Yuan, Yonglun. Jing hai fen ji -- Translations -- History and criticism
SUBJECT Mahābhārata. Nalopākhyāna -- Translations -- History and criticism
Subject Oriental literature -- Adaptations -- History and criticism
Oriental literature -- Translations -- History and criticism
Translating and interpreting -- Western countries
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2023053619
ISBN 9781469677736
Other Titles Asian works in the making of world literature