Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Merino, Eloy E.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

LCSH

Soriano, Osvaldo. Sombra ya pronto serás. Criticism and interpretation||Argentine fiction--20th century--Translations into English||Translating and interpreting

Abstract

In the first section of this thesis I explore how Osvaldo Soriano resorts to parody as a way to express his dissatisfaction with Argentinian politics in his novel Una sombra ya pronto seras. I reflect on the lives of the protagonist and author and reveal how they both share similar ideologies. I also explore the translation process in depth and provide solutions and explanations for my translations. I discuss how losses are inevitable in any type of translation, regardless if the translation has been domesticated or foreignized. In the second section I provide a foreignized English translation of the first ten chapters of Una sombra ya pronto seras. Despite the fact that I keep the original Spanish syntax in my translation as often as possible, there are times where I domesticate the translation. This subtle balance that I make between the two translation types allows this translation to be highly readable to the native English speaker, while also closely matching the tone of the original.

Comments

Advisors: Eloy Merino.||Committee members: Karen Lichtman; Francisco Solares-Larrave.

Extent

90 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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