Translating contemporary Arabic literature: a pleasure with many obstacles

Hartmut FÄHNDRICH

Abstract


The following observations and considerations about the state of translation and publication of contemporary Arabic literature in German draw heavily on the material collected for numerous presentations delivered at very different occasions in Arabic, English, French or German on aspects of this topic given during the last twenty-five years.


Keywords


Arabic; book publishing; German; intertextuality; literature; translation

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References


Rodinson, Maxime. 1974. «The Western Image and Western Studies of Islam». In: The Legacy of Islam. Second Edition, ed. by Joseph Schacht and C.E. Bosworth. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 9-62.




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