STEFANO BENNINI’S

"Bar Italia" Stefana Benniego: mikrokosmos nie do przetłumaczenia?
STEFANO BENNINI’S "BAR ITALIA": MICROCOSMOS IMPOSSIBLE TO TRANSLATE?

Author(s): Maurizio Mazzini
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek

Summary/Abstract: "Bar Sport" by Stefano Benni is a magnificent example of a text filled with homeliness as it describes the author’s compatriots and their drawbacks, far-fetched ambitions and forbidden desires by means of a humorous, paradoxical deformation. In this process, functioning as a kind of a collective, amusing psychotherapy, Benni creates a micro universe in a little bar occupied by bizarre individuals, where, like in a magnifying glass, clearly appears a picture of an average Italian, which prevails in the common, collective imagination of Italians themselves. Therefore this text becomes particularly exotic and incomprehensive for foreigners, due to a width of the so-called ‘silence margin’, which forces the translator to commit heavy interferences in the text or footnotes in order to fill in the informational void that follows it.

  • Issue Year: 1/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 98-107
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish