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Children's Literature in Translation: Challenges and Strategies , edited by Jan Van Coillie and Walter P. Verschueren

Death of a Terrorist and setting it in Guantanamo Bay. From the body of her book it emerges that, however paradoxical it might seem, maximum impact derives from minimum intervention, where audiences are left to make for themselves connections between, for example, the arrest of innocent anarchists in Milan in 1969 and of supposed terrorists in London in 2006. Trust the writer and trust the audience are both good mottos. JOSEPH FARRELL University of Strathclyde Children’s Literature in Translation: Challenges and Strategies. Edited by Jan Van Coillie and Walter P. Verschueren. Pp. ix + 190. Manchester: St Jerome Publishing, 2006. Pb. £22.50. Though the study of children’s literature is now well established as an academic discipline, the study of its translation has only recently begun. One reason for this neglect in the English-speaking world is the very small amount of foreign children’s literature currently translated into English, and the domination of foreign markets by translations from Anglo-American children’s books. Latterly, however, issues of multiculturalism, and recognition of the global influence of children’s books (revealed by, for example, the unprecedented success of the Harry Potter series), have led to questions about the principles that should govern such translations, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Translation and Literature Edinburgh University Press

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