El traductor visible de literatura poscolonial ante la tentación del exotismo

Goretti López Heredia

Abstract


Building upon The Translator’s Invisibility by L. Venuti and related work by Susan Bassnett, Ovidi Carbonell, Anuradha Dingwaney, Samia Mehrez and Mahasweta Sengupta, among others, this paper argues for the visibility of the postcolonial literature translator and draws a carefull line between proper visibility – as we define it – and a counterproductive exotism that may arise as the side-product of a poorly understood visibility. Our discussion focuses on the particular case of postcolonial lusophone African literature. In particular, we analyze the translation strategy adopted by the author of this paper for the translation from portuguese to catalan of A Varanda do Frangipani, a novel by Mia Couto from Mozambique.

Keywords


acentuación de la diferencia; estrategia extranjerizadora; hibridación; ideología; invisibilidad; metatexto cultural; tradución-creación; traducción de culturas

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