After Translation: The Transfer And Circulation Of Modern Poetics Across The Atlantic
Publish Date: 2013-05-01
Author: Ignacio Infante
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Translationfrom both a theoretical and a practical point of viewarticulates differing but interconnected modes of circulation in the work of writers originally from different geographical areas of transatlantic encounter, such as Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean.
After Translation examines from a transnational perspective the various ways in which translation facilitates the circulation of modern poetry and poetics across the Atlantic. It rethinks the theoretical paradigm of Anglo-American modernism based on the transnational, interlingual, and transhistorical features of the work of key modern poets writing on both sides of the Atlantic namely, the Portuguese Fernando Pessoa; the Chilean Vicente Huidobro; the Spaniard Federico Garcia Lorca; the San Franciscobased poets Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan, and Robin Blaser; the Barbadian Kamau Brathwaite; and the Brazilian brothers Haroldo and Augusto de Campos.