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By J. Miller

ISBN-10: 0230107559

ISBN-13: 9780230107557

ISBN-10: 134938707X

ISBN-13: 9781349387076

This publication examines 3 examples of past due nineteenth-century eastern diversifications of Western literature: a biography of U.S. furnish recasting him as a jap warrior, a Victorian novel reset as oral functionality, and an American melodrama redone as a serialized novel selling the reform of jap theater. Written from a comparative point of view, it argues that version (hon'an) was once a sound kind of modern eastern translation that fostered artistic appropriation throughout many genres and between a various workforce of writers and artists. additionally, it invitations readers to think again variation within the context of translation concept.

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Young invokes Harvard naturalist (and Tokyo resident) Edward S. Morse in describing this phenomenon: The military side of General Grant’s career has taken hold of [the popular Japanese] imagination, and the street literature of the day is devoted to the achievements of the General and the Northern armies. You find these written in pamphlets, in broadsides, in penny tracts. You find rude engravings of the General in the shop-windows. Sometimes these pictures are in a heroic stage of color, and although I am not familiar with the Japanese text, I am sure, from looking over the illustrations in the pictorial lives of the General, that he has achieved tremendous feats in war.

The houses were tidy, and the stores teemed with articles for sale. 27 Young’s sublime view of the “smiling, happy, amiable” Japanese (penned during only his second week in Japan), true to the sympathetic sentiments of More Romance than Reality: Ulysses S. Grant as Japanese Warrior S 37 Grant, maintains its fervor throughout the stay, although toward the end of the visit there are signs that the voyage is beginning to take its toll on Young’s enthusiasm: “Our hosts were ever thinking of some new employment for each new day.

Exceptional even at birth, he was an eleven-pound baby. When he was a toddler some neighborhood boys fired a pistol near his head, and he was not shocked, but pleased with the sound. He also demonstrated skill at horsemanship while yet a toddler when a show rider came to town and Grant insisted that he be allowed to ride. As a youth he was playing ball and broke a neighbor’s window. With preternatural selfpossession he went inside, apologized to the owner and sought forgiveness, offering to have his father make restitution.

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