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Tema:   Autor. Luís de Camões. William Julius Mickle. Obra. 'Lusíadas.' Portugal. Reino Unido. Poesía. Literatura. Género.
Autor:   Martins, Cláudia Sant’Ana
Año:   2015
Título:   A 'Epopeia do Comércio': Os Lusíadas na tradução de William Julius Mickle [The Epic Poem of Commerce: Os Lusíadas translated by William Julius Mickle]
Lugar:   São Paulo
Editorial/Revista:   Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Páginas:   361
Idioma:   Portugués.
Tipo:   Tesis.
ISBN/ISSN/DOI:   DOI: 10.11606/T.8.2015.tde-22122015-114120
Disponibilidad:   Acceso abierto.
Resumen:   The object of study of this work is the translation of Luís Vaz de Camõess Os lusíadas by the Scottish poet William Julius Mickle, published in England in 1776. This translation was a success in its time and in the ensuing century, having become over the years the most widely read and quoted among all the translations of Os lusíadas into English. It will be shown that Mickles translation reflects the intricate network of conventions, norms and interests prevailing in Britain in the late 18th century, and also that the great liberties he took with the original poem are connected to historical, social and economic factors, as well as the cultural norms of the time, a transitional period between the Augustan Neoclassicism and Romanticism. The thesis to be demonstrated is that, in his translation and paratextual elements that accompany it, Mickle reenacts and updates the medieval concept of translatio imperii et studii the idea that not only imperial power, but also knowledge and culture, were transferred from East to West. Mickle adapted Camõess epic for the late eighteenth-century British audience, labelled it as The Epic Poem of Commerce and added ideologically charged paratexts to his translation. By manipulating the original poem both poetically and ideologically, Mickle transformed Os lusíadas into a narrative at the service of the British Empire and contributed like other poets of his time who celebrated the growth of Britains wealth and power to forge a poetic and cultural identity for the British Empire. [Source: Author]
Agradecimientos:   Record supplied by Katia Aily Franco de Camargo – (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN)
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