Advanced

Fransk litteratur i Sverige 1830-1900. Översättning, reception och spridning

Mörte Alling, Annika LU (2010) In Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap p.179-192
Abstract
The article presents some results from an international project on the introduction of French literature in Scandinavia during the 19th century. A point of departure is the database BREFS (Bibliographie du Réalisme Français en Scandinavie), containing the translations of novels, short stories, poetic works and theatre plays that were published in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in book form from 1830 to 1900.

The Swedish part of the bibliography is in focus, consisting of as many as 1500 translations, and a list of the seemingly most popular French writers in Sweden during the period is presented. With some exceptions, these writers are probably unknown to most Swedes, and not even mentioned in historical surveys of... (More)
The article presents some results from an international project on the introduction of French literature in Scandinavia during the 19th century. A point of departure is the database BREFS (Bibliographie du Réalisme Français en Scandinavie), containing the translations of novels, short stories, poetic works and theatre plays that were published in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in book form from 1830 to 1900.

The Swedish part of the bibliography is in focus, consisting of as many as 1500 translations, and a list of the seemingly most popular French writers in Sweden during the period is presented. With some exceptions, these writers are probably unknown to most Swedes, and not even mentioned in historical surveys of Swedish literature: Eugène Scribe, Eugène Sue, Charles Perrault, Anne H. J. Duveyrier, Henri Meilhac, Olivier Gloux, Michel Carré, Alice Durand and Jean F. A. Bayard. In fact, when it comes to the number om translations published, these authors by far exceed the wellknown representants of the French realist period, Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert and Maupassant.

I try, briefly, to relate these results to research that has been done by others on translation in the nineteenth century, the working conditions of the translators, the reception of French authors and the role of French theatre in Sweden, so successful at the time. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
keywords
nineteenth century, reception, translation, Scandinavia, BREFS, French realism
in
Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap
issue
3-4
pages
179 - 192
publisher
Föreningen för utgivande av Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap
ISSN
1104-0556
language
Swedish
LU publication?
yes
id
b6533e55-4162-4bbd-aadc-465883482c16 (old id 1770191)
alternative location
http://ojs.ub.gu.se/ojs/index.php/tfl/article/view/514
date added to LUP
2011-01-26 13:45:53
date last changed
2016-04-16 00:53:00
@article{b6533e55-4162-4bbd-aadc-465883482c16,
  abstract     = {The article presents some results from an international project on the introduction of French literature in Scandinavia during the 19th century. A point of departure is the database BREFS (Bibliographie du Réalisme Français en Scandinavie), containing the translations of novels, short stories, poetic works and theatre plays that were published in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in book form from 1830 to 1900. <br/><br>
	The Swedish part of the bibliography is in focus, consisting of as many as 1500 translations, and a list of the seemingly most popular French writers in Sweden during the period is presented. With some exceptions, these writers are probably unknown to most Swedes, and not even mentioned in historical surveys of Swedish literature: Eugène Scribe, Eugène Sue, Charles Perrault, Anne H. J. Duveyrier, Henri Meilhac, Olivier Gloux, Michel Carré, Alice Durand and Jean F. A. Bayard. In fact, when it comes to the number om translations published, these authors by far exceed the wellknown representants of the French realist period, Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert and Maupassant. <br/><br>
	I try, briefly, to relate these results to research that has been done by others on translation in the nineteenth century, the working conditions of the translators, the reception of French authors and the role of French theatre in Sweden, so successful at the time.},
  author       = {Mörte Alling, Annika},
  issn         = {1104-0556},
  keyword      = {nineteenth century,reception,translation,Scandinavia,BREFS,French realism},
  language     = {swe},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {179--192},
  publisher    = {Föreningen för utgivande av Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap},
  series       = {Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap},
  title        = {Fransk litteratur i Sverige 1830-1900. Översättning, reception och spridning},
  year         = {2010},
}