M2: Unit 2: Chapter 10 – Questions

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Question 10.1

Edwards presents the novel as a classic of Dutch literature and as a work of genius. The comparison with Vincent van Gogh serves this latter point. The preface carries the implication that the novel deserves a scrupulously complete and accurate translation both as a national classic and a work of exceptional literary quality.

How does this knowledge help to appreciate Edwards’s approach to translating the novel?

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