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Poetics and Ideology of inklings' Translations into Russian of 1980th

Student: Alexander Gubanov

Supervisor: Mikhail Sverdlov

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Comparative Studies: Russian Literature in Cross-cultural Perspective (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2016

The paper "The Poetics and ideology of inklings' translations into Russian in 1980th" compares the translations of "The Lord of the Rings" novel by J.R.R.Tolkien and "The Chronicles of Narnia" cycle by C.S.Lewis done by the group of Russian dissidents. The core idea behind the research is that in Soviet Russia the translator could not always express his or her ideas and political views freely. Thus many of them used foreign texts for their own agenda. In that case, which is illustrated by the translations of the fantasy novels in USSR, certain inaccuracies inside the translations occur. These inaccuracies are most severe when the translator is trying to express his original idea, which differs from the message of the novel, or tries to underline the existing idea. In the case of inklings' translations the russian texts become strongly embedded in the context of soviet society and politics of 1980th.

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