By Norman Cheadle, Lucien Pelletier

The essays in Canadian Cultural alternate / ?changes culturels au Canada offer a nuanced view of Canadian transcultural event. instead of contemplating Canada as a bicultural dichotomy of colonizer/colonized, this publication examines a box of many cultures and the inventive interactions between them. This examine discusses, from quite a few views, Canadian cultural area as being in technique of continuous translation of either the opposite and oneself. Les articles r?unis dans Canadian Cultural trade / ?changes culturels au Canada donnent de l’exp?rience transculturelle canadienne une photo nuanc?e. Plut?t que dans les termes d’une dichotomie biculturelle entre colonisateur et colonis?, le Canada y est vu comme champ o? plusieurs cultures interagissent de mani?re cr?ative. Cette ?tude pr?sente sous de multiples points le processus continu de traduction d’autrui et de soi-m?me auquel l’espace culturel canadien sert de th??tre.

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The Government are confronted with the jury’s recommendation to mercy. Whether that was by reason of alleged insanity or because the offence was a political crime, the result will be the same. If Riel hangs both cudgels will be used to beat the Government, and I can see the capital the honey-tongued Laurier will make out of it. He will cite all the Revolutions that history has justified, and in the same breath with which he tells us that he is a loyal British subject he will sanctify rebellion.

In an essay on the canon of Quebec literature in English translation, Jane Koustas expresses unease about the way in which the selection of texts rendered into English has “limited anglophone Canadian readers’ understanding of Quebec culture” (43). Her concern is twofold. On the one hand, Koustas is troubled that, by focusing on a handful of writers, EnglishCanadian translators have produced their “own, somewhat off-sighted canon 23 24 Transitive Canada (1) / Un Canada transitif (1) of francophone literature” (51).

However, critics are often abetted in their practice by publishers, who deliberately camouflage the fact a given work appears in a language other than the one in which it was first written. 1 Although far more rare, the reverse has also been known to occur. Because of national chauvinism, the local celebrity of the translator, or perhaps in an attempt to avoid paying royalties, texts sometimes bear only the translator’s name. D. ). Since its translator’s name does not appear anywhere in the text, A Martyr’s Folly would seem to fall into the first tradition, that of deliberately effacing the translator.

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