The oxford guide to literature in english translation edited by peter france this is an impressive volume which is an indispensable reference work for anybody who takes an interest in literary translation perspectives studies in translatology. The entries what follows is limited as a whole to the classical literature translation a relatively familiar theme that an english language reader may find in other books of the same subject no account is a bit given of the mordern chinese literature translation not even mention of the contemporary one. The oxford guide to literature in english translation user review not available book verdict this new oxford guide emphasizes high culture books in translation that have had the most lasting impact on english speaking culture since the middle ages. This book written by a team of experts from many countries provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literatures of the world into english speaking culture part i discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into english part ii the bulk of the work arranged by language of origin offers critical . The oxford guide to literature in english translation and encyclopedia of literary translation into english review carol maier the comparatist the university of north carolina press volume 26 may 2002 pp 148 149
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