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Traducción amorosa en El viajero del siglo de Andrés Neuman

Gabriel, Julia LU (2014) SPAK01 20141
Spanish Studies
Abstract
Traveller of the Century (2009) by Andrés Neuman is a passionate love story that reflects 19th Century Europe and furthermore it constitutes a reinterpretation of the period by the author, in which he combines the classical novel with modern literary techniques. This essay analyzes the presence of translation in the story, interpreting it as a metaphor for love, and investigates its significance for the novel as a whole. Therefore the focus lays on the relationship between the protagonists. Their encounters as well as the letters they write to each other are studied, in order to detect traces of translation and investigate the credibility of the metaphor mentioned above. For a definition and understanding of translation as a concept, the... (More)
Traveller of the Century (2009) by Andrés Neuman is a passionate love story that reflects 19th Century Europe and furthermore it constitutes a reinterpretation of the period by the author, in which he combines the classical novel with modern literary techniques. This essay analyzes the presence of translation in the story, interpreting it as a metaphor for love, and investigates its significance for the novel as a whole. Therefore the focus lays on the relationship between the protagonists. Their encounters as well as the letters they write to each other are studied, in order to detect traces of translation and investigate the credibility of the metaphor mentioned above. For a definition and understanding of translation as a concept, the theories of Walter Benjamin are used, and it is interpreting his ideas that the representations of translation in the text are analyzed. The analysis proves that translation is a major theme in the novel and that it works as a metaphor for love. The conclusion of this essay is that Neuman’s novel can be considered a loving translation of the past, in which the similarities overcome the differences, shortening the distance between the past and the present. (Less)
Abstract (Spanish)
El viajero del siglo (2009) de Andrés Neuman es una apasionada historia de amor que retrata el siglo XIX europeo y constituye además una reinterpretación de la época, por parte del autor, en la que se combina la novela clásica con técnicas modernas literarias. En este trabajo se investiga la presencia de la traducción en el argumento, leyéndola como una metáfora del amor, y se investiga su significado para la obra en su totalidad. Para ello, se enfoca en la relación amorosa entre los protagonistas, analizando sus encuentros y las cartas que se escriben, para detectar rasgos de traducción y para investigar la factibilidad de la metáfora mencionada. Para poder definir y comprehender la traducción como concepto se usa la teoría de Walter... (More)
El viajero del siglo (2009) de Andrés Neuman es una apasionada historia de amor que retrata el siglo XIX europeo y constituye además una reinterpretación de la época, por parte del autor, en la que se combina la novela clásica con técnicas modernas literarias. En este trabajo se investiga la presencia de la traducción en el argumento, leyéndola como una metáfora del amor, y se investiga su significado para la obra en su totalidad. Para ello, se enfoca en la relación amorosa entre los protagonistas, analizando sus encuentros y las cartas que se escriben, para detectar rasgos de traducción y para investigar la factibilidad de la metáfora mencionada. Para poder definir y comprehender la traducción como concepto se usa la teoría de Walter Benjamin y es mediante la interpretación de sus ideas que se analizan las representaciones de la traducción en el texto. El análisis demuestra que la traducción es un tema central en la novela y que, tal como es representada, sirve como una metáfora del amor. Se concluye que la novela se puede considerar una traducción amorosa del pasado, una en la que las semejanzas superan las diferencias, disminuyendo la distancia entre el pasado y el presente. (Less)
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Gabriel, Julia LU
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SPAK01 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Traveller of the Century, Andrés Neuman, translation, love, Walter Benjamin
language
Spanish
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4467262
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  author       = {Gabriel, Julia},
  keyword      = {Traveller of the Century,Andrés Neuman,translation,love,Walter Benjamin},
  language     = {spa},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Traducción amorosa en El viajero del siglo de Andrés Neuman},
  year         = {2014},
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