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ERIC Number: EJ919703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Get Thee Away, Knight, Be Gone, Cavalier: English Translations of the Biscayan Squire Episode in "Don Quixote de la Mancha"
Azevedo, Milton M.
Hispania, v92 n2 p193-200 May 2009
This article analyzes twelve English translations of the Biscayan squire's speech ("Don Quijote de la Mancha", Chapter Eight) published between 1612 and 2000. The solutions found fall into three categories, namely (a) using standard English and risking misrepresenting the style of the original and omitting relevant cultural connotations, (b) using an existing nonstandard variety, and (c) devising a comparably tortuous literary dialect to emulate the contrast between the squire's speech and the standard variety used by the narrator and other characters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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