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Polska recepcja współczesnej literatury anglojęzycznej o Dickensie
The Polish Reception of Contemporary English Novels about Dickens

Author(s): Aleksandra Budrewicz
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Translation Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: biography; Charles Dickens; novel; Poland; translation
Summary/Abstract: The interests and ambitions of this paper fall within the broadly understood domain of reception of English literature in Poland. The article itself engages with four contemporary novels, Drood by Dane Simmons, Wanting by Richard Flanagan, Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold, and The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin, all of which derive their inspiration from the work of Charles Dickens. The paper attempts to find parallels and affinities between the four novels and account for their enormous popularity with Polish publishers as well as readers of fiction. The second part of the article focuses on the translation of Dan Simmons’s Drood into Polish, in particular the vividly visual and evocatively sensual descriptions of the seedy underworld of Victorian London.

  • Page Range: 87-106
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish