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Three Irish translations of Rimbaud's "Bateau Ivre"

Sheilds, Kathleen (1995) Three Irish translations of Rimbaud's "Bateau Ivre". New Comparison, 19. ISSN 0950-5814

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Abstract

Three twentieth-century Irish writers have chosen to translate Rimbaud’s “Bateau ivre”: Samuel Beckett in the 1930s, Derek Mahon in the 1980s and Ciaran Carson in the 1990s. The first question that springs to mind is, why should these three choose a text that has as its subject exile and the weary longing to return?

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Rimbaud; Bateau Ivre;
Subjects: Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy > French
Item ID: 3886
Depositing User: Dr. Kathleen Sheilds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 11:51
Journal or Publication Title: New Comparison
Publisher: British Comparative Literature Association
Refereed: Yes
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