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              Pere Goriot

              Pere Goriot (Paperback, Critical edition)

              By Balzac, Honore de; Edited by Brooks, Peter; Translated by Raffel, Burton; Raffel, Professor Burton

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              This edition of one of Balzac's best known novels is based on a translation by Burton Raffel.

              ISBN 9780393971668
              Released NZ 17 Dec 1997
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Norton Critical Editions
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              Beowulf

              Beowulf (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Translated by Raffel, Burton; Introduction by Raffel, Professor Burton

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              The epic poem Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European languagea reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. Its beauty, power, and artistry have kept it alive for more than thirteen centuries.

              ISBN 9780451530967
              Released NZ 28 Jul 2008
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Signet classics
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              The Art of Translating Prose
                

              The Art of Translating Prose (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Raffel, Burton

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              There has been very little linguistically sound discussion of the differences between poetry and prose, and virtually no discussion of any sort of the practical consequences of those differences for the translation of prose. The Art of Translating Prose presents for both the spec...ialist and nonspecialist the core strategies employed by the author in translating a variety of important prose texts, and in the process delineates a coherent program or theory that can inform each act of translation. Burton Raffel considers and effectively illustrates the fundamental features of prose, those features that most clearly and idiomatically define an author's style. He addresses those features that must be attended closely and imaginatively as one moves them from the original-language work. Raffel's insistence on concentrating on the artistic viability of the translation continues themes he explored in other books, most notably The Forked Tongue and The Art of Translating Poetry. Raffel finds the most important determinant-for prose, though not for poetry-to be syntax, which he argues must be tracked if the translation is to reflect the original author's style in a meaningful way. Raffel ties together theory and practice to establish sound standards for the evaluation of prose translations, and he provides examples in considerations of versions of such books as Madame Bovary, Germinal, and Death in Venice. Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and author of many books, including Artists All (Penn State, 1991) and The Art of Translating Poetry (Penn State, 1988). He is the translator of Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel (Norton, 1990), winner of the 1991 French-American Foundation Translation Prize; Balzac's Pere Goriot (Norton, 1994), and a forthcoming new version of Cervantes's Don Quijote.
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              ISBN 9780271025001
              Publisher Inbooks
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              Selected Poems
               

              Selected Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Annotated edition)

              By Boileau, Nicolas; Translated by Raffel, Burton; Introduction by Prest, Julia

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              <![CDATA[French poet and critic Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636-1711) was by turns venerated (in the eighteenth century) and reviled (in the nineteenth century) as the lawgiver of French classicism. Today critics see his achievement as more varied and complex than the label of cl...assicism generally allows. This selection of Boileau's poems, translated with spirit and carefully annotated by Burton Raffel, brings the work of Boileau to English-speaking readers for the first time in a generation. Much admired for his wit and ingenuity, Boileau perceived the role of the satirist as the scourge of bad writing and delighted in the notion of "l'ami du vrai," the brash truth-teller and enemy of humbug, inflation, and equivocation. Raffel's translations, vigorous and engaging, preserve the meaning of Boileau's poems and invite today's reader to enjoy the poet's astute perceptions. Julia Prest's insightful introduction to the volume provides an overview of Boileau's life and achievement.]]>
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              ISBN 9780300207491
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2014
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Candide: or Optimism

              Candide: or Optimism (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Translated by Raffel, Burton; By Voltaire

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              A translation of Voltaire's best-known work, this title aims to capture the irreverent spirit of Candide and renders the novel in English.

              ISBN 9780300119879
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2006
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Romeo and Juliet

              Romeo and Juliet (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Shakespeare, William; Edited by Raffel, Burton; Contributions by Bloom, Harold

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              Romeo & Juliet is perhaps the most read and loved of all stage works. Now the most extensively annotated version of the play to date makes it completely accessible to readers in the 21st century.

              ISBN 9780300104530
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2004
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Annotated Shakespeare
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              The Taming of the Shrew

              The Taming of the Shrew (Trade Paperback / Paperback, annotated edition)

              Edited by Raffel, Burton; By Shakespeare, William

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              In one of Shakespeare's bawdier comedies, contemporary audiences still take great pleasure in the rapid-fire verbal battles between the shrewish Katharina and the canny Petruchio, determined to subdue Katharina's legendary temper and win her dowry.

              ISBN 9780300109825
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2005
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series The Annotated Shakespeare
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              Poems and Prose from the Old English

              Poems and Prose from the Old English (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              Translated by Raffel, Burton; Edited by Olsen, Alexandra H.; Translated by Raffel, Professor Burton

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              This is a restructured and expanded version of Burton Raffel's out-of-print Poems From The Old English , placing the oldest English writings in an entirely different perspective. A general introduction provides a historical account of the Anglo-Saxon period.

              ISBN 9780300069952
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1998
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Cliges
               

              Cliges (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By de Troyes, Chretien; Translated by Raffel, Burton; By Chretien

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              This translation of Cliges , the second of five surviving 12th century Arthurian poems, is in a metric form invented specifically to reflect the poet's narrative speed and tone.

              ISBN 9780300070217
              Released NZ 15 Jul 1997
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Chretien de Troyes
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              Perceval: The Story of the Grail
               

              Perceval: The Story of the Grail (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Translated by Raffel, Burton; By de Troyes, Chretien; Translated by Raffel, Professor Burton

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              The story of the Grail. Perceval progresses from a naive boyhood in rural seclusion to a position of high respect as a knight at King Arthur's court.

              ISBN 9780300075861
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Chretien de Troyes
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