The specific aim of this book is to argue that translation can add depth and breadth to both contrastive linguistics as well as to discourse analysis. While the literature on either contrastive linguistics or discourse analysis has grown immensely in the last twenty years, very little of it has ventured into fusing the two perspectives.
Besides providing a new appraisal of Guillaume Apollinaire, the foremost French poet of early Modernism and WWI, Translating Apollinaire aims to put the ordinary reader at the centre of the translational project.
This book is the record of an apprenticeship in translating Baudelaire, and in translating poetry more generally. Re-assessing the translator's task and art, Clive Scott explores various theoretical approaches as he goes in search of his own style of translation.
Translating Rimbaud’s Illuminations is a critique of the assumptions which currently underlie our thinking on literary translation. It offers an alternative vision; extending the parameters of literary translation by showing that such translation is itself a form of experimental creative writing.