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A Critical Evaluation of the Confisyon del Amante, the Castilian Translation of Gower's Confessio Amantis.

Hamm, R. Wayne. "A Critical Evaluation of the Confisyon del Amante, the Castilian Translation of Gower's Confessio Amantis." Medium AEvum 47 (1978), pp. 91-106.

Review

Whereas earlier scholars such as Manly and Russell were primarily interested in tracing the Portuguese translation (and its translator) of the CA in the historical records, Hamm seeks to assess the quality of the Castilian prose translation. Hamm divides his article into four sections: Changes in Tone, Style, and Emphasis; Conscious Changes or Emendations; Unconscious Changes (primarily errors and mistranslations); and Changes in Textual Machinery, Organization, and Structure. Overall, Hamm finds the translation "surprisingly faithful to the English version" (92). Some differences include “a de-emphasis of the poem's English setting

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Subjects:Style, Rhetoric, and Versification
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