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2015 | 28 | 55-71
Article title

Translating Polish Fantasy – translational challenges and problems concerning culture‑rooted elements

Title variants
EN
Tłumacząc polską fantasy – wyzwania i problemy tłumaczeniowe związane z elementami kulturowymi
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The present article discusses the difficulties and problems that a translator may face while translating Polish fantasy novels into English. Special attention is given to the characteristics of this literary genre and its history in Polish literary tradition. The second part of the present article is devoted to possible challenges of translating the fantasy genre presented by Guttfeld [2008] and those concerning the rendition of elements rooted in cultures discussed by Hejwowski [2004]. The third part contains selected examples of culture‑bound items, along with their translations, derived from two available translations of novels written by Polish fantasy author – Andrzej Sapkowski. The aim of this article is to show how difficult and challenging translating fantasy genre is, whose popularity currently increases.
Year
Volume
28
Pages
55-71
Physical description
Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Opolski
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
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