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Prophetic TranslationThe Making of Modern Egyptian Literature$
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Maya Kesrouany

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474407403

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.001.0001

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Translation in Motion: A Survey of Literary Translation in Lebanon and Egypt during the Nahḍa

Translation in Motion: A Survey of Literary Translation in Lebanon and Egypt during the Nahḍa

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(p.50) 1 Translation in Motion: A Survey of Literary Translation in Lebanon and Egypt during the Nahḍa
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Prophetic Translation
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Maya I. Kesrouany

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407403.003.0002

Chapter one surveys the movement and scope of literary translation in Egypt and Lebanon from 1798 until the 1930’s. It explores the different incentives behind the choice, frequency, and method of translation in both places, noting their interrelatedness through the Syrian émigrés who immigrated to Cairo and started literary journals that changed the face of literary translation in Egypt in the 19th century. It identifies the various translation motives from the desire for fast modernization and better urban planning, to education, and finally to entertainment, which becomes the major purpose of translation in the early 20th century). Finally, it registers the difference between the translation of poetry and that of fiction in both places and traces the influence of such translation on the development of distinctly national versus Western styles in the works of Egyptian and Lebanese authors and translators.

Keywords:   Translation, cultural journals, Syrian émigrés, prophecy, genre, Nahḍa

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