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Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages
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Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages

Jeffrey Einboden

Abstract

Reading the early American canon through its Middle Eastern translations, Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages examines prominent renditions of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman into Hebrew, Persian and Arabic. Tracing the revisionary processes which give rise to these Middle Eastern versions, the book argues that such translations offer unique and pivotal interpretations of their US sources, refiguring the American Renaissance through alterities of language, nationality and religion. The book suggests, ... More

Keywords: American Renaissance, US Literature, Middle Eastern Languages, Translation, Transnational, Literary Circulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748645640
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645640.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Einboden, author
Northern Illinois University