Saturday, September 10, 2011

Translation & Revolution: A Study of Rizal’s Guillermo Tell

Title: Translation & Revolution: A Study of Rizal’s Guillermo Tell
Author: Ramon Guillermo
Synopsis: This is the first comprehensive study of Jose Rizal’s 1886 Tagalog translation of Friedrich Schiller’s last and most famous play, Wilhelm Tell (1804). It introduces new computer-aided methods and techniques of discursive and textual analysis to the broad field of translation analysis. This study attempts to answer how Schiller’s play, described as the “Agit-prop play of German Idealism” and essentially devoted to the exposition of nationalist topoi and late eighteenth-century ideological conceptions of natural law, could have been translated into a language so distant from its original socioeconomic context and so alien from the distinctly German intellectual culture that had produced it. Apart from its purely methodological contributions, this study is of interest insofar as it may afford readers insight into some of the ideological dynamics constitutive of the nineteenth-century nationalism in the Philippines, the implications of which may extend up to the present day.
Year Published: 2009, Quezon City, Philippines
ISBN: 978-971-550-578-9
Format: Softbound, bookpaper
Size: 9 x 6 inches
No. of Pages: 283 pages
Condition: This book is brand-new; no obvious wear; pages are fine and crisp with no toning; overall EXCELLENT condition
Weight: 380 grams

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HAC Code: 3I0032

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