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Updated Up To 26/06/2018
Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 2013) : 257-73
The Theory and Practice of Transculturation
Translating Culture-Specific Concepts in Balys Sruoga’s Forest of the Gods
Loreta Ulvydienė
Rubric A: The Cultural Other
Rubric B: Translation



The article discusses the problems that faced the English translator of Balys Sruoga’s Forest of the Gods, a novel written immediately after World War II and based on the author’s experience as a prisoner in the Stutthof concentration camp. The article shows that, largely owing to the translator’s choices in rendering culture-specific concepts and expressions, the original and the translation may acquire different kinds of standing in the literary-historical process.

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