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Translating the Poetry of the Holocaust: Translation, Style and the Reader by Jean Boase-Beier

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Dan Pagis’s poem “Written on a Sealed Railway Car” is a fragmentary text that reimagines the first biblical family in the context of the Holocaust. In this spare poem—it consists of no more than six lines, seven if you include the title—mother Eve, accompanied by Abel, leaves a message for her son Cain, letting him know that she is—Alive? Dead? Heading somewhere? Like so many messages from this past, the poem leaves this part of their story unrecorded. And yet, the poem’s unfinished qualit...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/07374836.2016.1197636

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies Faculty
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Translation Review Journal website
Volume:
95
Issue:
1
Pages:
80-83
Publication date:
2016-07-05
Acceptance date:
2016-05-24
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EISSN:
2164-0564
ISSN:
0737-4836
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pubs:656092
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