Reescritura y paratextualidad en La noche de Tlatelolco: la imagen visual en la traduccion y reedicion como elemento neutralizador del realismo magico

Gardner, N. and Martin Ruano, M. R. (2015) Reescritura y paratextualidad en La noche de Tlatelolco: la imagen visual en la traduccion y reedicion como elemento neutralizador del realismo magico. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 92(7), pp. 1079-1091. (doi: 10.1080/14753820.2015.1041327)

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Abstract

La noche del Tlatelolco (translated into English as Massacre in Mexico), by Elena Poniatowska, avoids magical realism, the dominant representational model in contemporary Latin-American Literature, when depicting the tragic events occurred in Mexico on October 1968. In addition to the composite techniques adopted by the text in order to function as a collective testimony emphasizing the undeniability of the events and struggling against denial and oblivion, the elements that Gérard Genette calls ‘paratexts’ play a decisive role. Based on recent contributions to translation theory, this article examines the purpose and strategies of the paratextual apparatus accompanying different editions of this work, both in its original language and in English. Special attention is paid to the visual narrative and its variation over time. Focusing on specific examples, general considerations about the interrelations among the original, its translations, and other paratexts and rewritings are also included.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gardner, Dr Nathanial
Authors: Gardner, N., and Martin Ruano, M. R.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Bulletin of Spanish Studies
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:1475-3820
ISSN (Online):1478-3428

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