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Translation as CollaborationVirginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky$
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Claire Davison

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748682812

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.001.0001

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Editors’ Choice: Craftsmanship and the Marketplace

Editors’ Choice: Craftsmanship and the Marketplace

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(p.111) Chapter 4 Editors’ Choice: Craftsmanship and the Marketplace
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Translation as Collaboration
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Claire Davison

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.003.0005

This chapter explores the translators’ craftsmanship when shaping the works for publication; it underlines how selecting and editing the materials inevitably transformed them. This meant co-translation could entail a specific form of co-authorship, the translations never appearing in quite the same format as the texts which Koteliansky acquired from his Russian and Soviet networks. Shaping them for a different readership could imply modifications in format, lay-out and even genre; the addition of specifically-selected critical materials also impacted on readerships, sometimes making the new works into modern case-books as well as literary revelations. Case studies demonstrate the timely, modern image of Tolstoy being fashioned in translation, and a carefully crafted vision of Chekhov as a playwright. Similarly, the critical materials added to works by Sophie Tolstoy and Dostoevsky reveal a new emphasis on alternative textual readings and critical thinking.

Keywords:   Editorial praxis, Translation strategies, Reception of foreign literatures, Cross-cultural mediation, Montage, The Athenaeum, Sophie Tolstoy, Leonard Woolf

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