By Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth

In this e-book, Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth explores the consequences of ideology at the English-to-German translation of children’s literature less than the socialist regime of the previous German Democratic Republic. Giving prominence to extra-textual components, the examine undertakes an in depth research of the East German censorship equipment, displaying that there has been an in depth correlation among the socialist ideology propagated through the regime and the publication choice strategy itself. via an research of the contents of the print allow (censorship) documents and the afterwords present in many books, Thomson-Wohlgemuth demonstrates that literature used to be re-written not just to placate the censor but in addition to at once consultant the reader down the proper ideological direction, either within the choice and interpretation of every translated text.

Thomson-Wohlgemuth starts this enticing research with a concise yet thorough ancient heritage of East German kid's literature, surroundings the context for an exam of ways the nation and occasion operated to manage the improvement of the style. She highlights the truth that there has been multi-level censorship at paintings, with the harmony occasion propagating convinced ideological literary rules, and the publishers self-censoring whilst opting for compatible texts for translation and publication. This book serves as an exemplary examine of ways publishers collaborated with the nation in all jap eu nations, and may be of curiosity to historians and children’s literature students alike.

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