Advisor

Franz Langhammer

Date of Award

1983

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in World Languages and Literatures

Department

World Languages and Literatures

Physical Description

1 online resource (337 p.)

Subjects

Jakob der Lügner -- Translations into English, German novelists, Jurek Becker (1937-1997), Jakob der Lügner -- Criticism and interpretation

DOI

10.15760/etd.3249

Abstract

This thesis is a translation of the German novel Jakob der Lugner by Jurek Becker. In my commentary I have tried to explain why I undertook the project of translating this novel from German into English, when that had already been done by Melvin Kornfeld. Kornfeld's translation, which is no longer in print, fails to do justice to Jurek Becker's style and changes a story of heartwarming simplicity, humor and psychological insight into a somewhat tedious account of the life in a ghetto during World War II.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18699

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