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Bassnett, Susan

Works: 128 works in 676 publications in 8 languages and 17,921 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies  Cross-cultural studies  Fiction  Essays  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wst, Other, Contributor, Translator, Compiler
Classifications: PN241, 418.02
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Bassnett
Sylvia Plath : an introduction to the poetry by Susan Bassnett( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this introduction to the author's poetry, Susan Bassnett offers a balanced view of Plath as one of the finest contemporary poets and shows the diversity of her work. Bassnett's perspective on the writer provides a welcome alternative to the many studies which attempt endlessly to psychoanalyse Plath posthumously." "Now thoroughly revised and expanded in the light of recent research, the second edition of this essential text contains new chapters and more close readings of the poetry. It concludes with an analysis of Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters, a collection of poems which he wrote about his wife after her death."--Jacket
Translation studies by Susan Bassnett( Book )

163 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late 1970s a new academic discipline was born: Translation Studies. We could not read literature in translation, it was argued, without asking ourselves if linguistics and cultural phenomena really were 'translatable' and exploring in some depth the concept of 'equivalence'." "Twenty years after publication, the field of translation studies continues to grow, but one thing has not changed: updated for the second time, Susan Bassnett's Translation Studies remains essential reading."--Jacket
Knives and angels : women writers in Latin America by Susan Bassnett( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist experiences : the women's movement in four cultures by Susan Bassnett( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Women's Movement is usually referred to as if it were a constant, global phenomenon. There are women's movements in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India, Japan and Australia, and many women and men assume that they are regional manifestations of the same thing, and share a common core. Susan Bassnett has lived and been involved in the struggles of the women's movement in the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom, and has had extensive contacts with feminists in the German Democratic Republic. On the basis of her personal experiences and study of women's history and literature in these countries she is able to present a striking picture of the variety of feminist aims, tactics and priorities in the four countries, and of the character of the women's movement in four very different cultures. In Italy, she focuses on the violence of the women's movement - its intellectualism and energy. In analysing the American women's movement she dwells on its roots in the past, and its faith in pragmatic solutions. The GDR presents completely different questions, hinging on the relationship between state socialism and feminism. In the UK, Susan Bassnett finds herself returning to that all-pervasive aspect of British life - class, and its importance for feminists. Throughout, the author writes with a double commitment: first, to furthering our understanding of the diversity of aims of women's movements and their common ground - the no-man's land of female existence; second, to making her book as accessible as possible to all feminists, through drawing on her own personal experience of countries in which she has lived, worked, travelled, and made friends
Bernhardt, Terry, Duse : the actress in her time by John Stokes( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth I : a feminist perspective by Susan Bassnett( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Elizabeth I is probably the most famous English woman ever to have lived. She has been celebrated as a great stateswoman, during whose reign England acquired some degree of security in the troubled European arena and at the same time began to lay the foundations for its future empire. She presided over a country undergoing a cultural renaissance previously unimagined. By the time of her death at the age of seventy in 1603, she was being heralded as rival to the Virgin Mary, as a second Queen of Earth and Heaven, as a woman more than mortal women. She has provided subject-matter for innumerable books: seventy biographies have appeared since 1890 and it is impossible to list the enormous number of historical novels based on some part of her life. However, among the many books written about Elizabeth I there is none like this one: Bassnett looks at the life and achievements of Elizabeth from a twentieth-century feminist perspective and considers her as writer, politician, scholar and woman. As a result she succeeds in presenting a more rounded portrait of a figure who has fascinated successive generations but whose private and public life has frequently been the subject of fantasy and speculation
Post-colonial translation : theory and practice by Susan Bassnett( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores ways in which post-colonial theory interconnects with translation studies. The issues examined here include Brazilian cannabalistic theories in literary transfer
Comparative literature : a critical introduction by Susan Bassnett( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi li shi zhu yi de fang fa hui gu le bi jiao wen xue xue ke xing qi de guo cheng,Bing zhe zhong tan tao bi jiao wen xue yu di guo,Yu xian dai shen fen ren tong,Yu hou zhi min,Yu xing bie,Yu fan yi deng dang dai guan nian de guan xi
Three tragic actresses : Siddons, Rachel, Ristori by Michael R Booth( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative book examines the careers of three performers whose professional lives spanned the period from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, from the heyday of neo-classicism to the coming of realism. While the individual essays concentrate on the specific work of Siddons, Rachel, and Ristori, a wide-ranging introduction relates their collective achievement to social and cultural change. All three rejuvenated a national repertoire and experimented with new forms of dramatic literature, achieving fame far beyond the boundaries of their own country. As they redefined the nature of tragic experience so, as strong and independent women, they contributed greatly to changing concepts of gender and sexuality. Vivid reconstructions of their interpretations and unique accounts of theatrical conditions place the art of three very different but pivotal figures in context
Shakespeare, the Elizabethan plays by Susan Bassnett( Book )

17 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book considers the plays by Shakespeare produced during the reign of Elizabeth and discusses some of the key issues of the day in their historical context. Using a comparative method that seeks to move away from the division of Shakespeare's works into categories of tragedies, comedies and histories, plays are compared and contrasted for the purpose of analysing wider contextual questions. This is a useful book for students and, with its companion volume - Shakespeare: The Jacobean Plays which examines the plays written after the accession of James I in 1601, it provides an overview of the work of a great dramatist in his own time
Constructing cultures : essays on literary translation by Susan Bassnett( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translating literature : the German tradition from Luther to Rosenzweig by André Lefevere( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the problems of translating literature through both theoretical approaches and practical case studies
Translation in global news by Esperança Bielsa( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining the results of extensive fieldwork in key global news organisations, such as Reuters, Agence France Press and Inter Press Service, this book addresses central issues relating to the new pressures on translation arising from globalization
The translator as writer by Peter R Bush( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exciting collection of essays by professional translators giving their perspective on translation as a creative process rather than just a theorised academic discipline
Studying British cultures : an introduction by Susan Bassnett( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying British Cultures is a lively and provocative volume of essays which offers the ideal introduction to a contentious area. The contributors, who have been instrumental in establishing the discipline of British Cultural Studies, explore a wide range of critical debates on cultural identity and explode the myth that Britain is made up of a homogenous people. The first half of the book traces examines the theory and methodology of studying British cultures, in disciplines variously known as British Studies, Cultural Studies or British Cultural Studies. The second half of the book turns to key topics in those fields, looking in turn at developments in Scottish, Welsh and Irish Studies and the roles of Shakespeare and West Indian literature in the study of British cultures. In vivid and often entertaining essays, the authors demonstrate that 'culture' is a plurality of discourses, not a fixed, unitary concept. Now with an additional essay by Susan Bassnett, Studying British Cultures is essential reading for all those concerned with - or concerned about - the study of contemporary Britain.; Contributors include Anthony Easthope, Alan Durant, Christopher Brumfit, Michael Byram, David Punter, Robert Crawford, Katie Gramich, Sabina Sharkey, David Dabydeen, John Drakakis
The family tree : an illustrated novel by Margo Glantz( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En el conjunto de las obras de Margo Glantz, Las genealogías (1981) se distingue por el papel decisivo que desempeña un nuevo elemento, la memoria, que añade al libro una sorprendente y cautivadora profundidad, un entrañable sentimiento de intimidad. Autobiografía familiar, Las genealogías (Premio Magda Donato) rastrea los orígenes centroeuropeos de los Glantz, sigue los pasos de la forzada peregrinación, asiste al arraigo y el florecimiento en el suelo de México, todo desde la perspectiva fervorosa y asombrada de la autora, que da testimonio de la epopeya de los suyos y se suma a ella como protagonista. Un testimonio emotivo que recupera los orígenes de una familia judía en México
Translation by Susan Bassnett( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a time when millions travel around the planet, some by choice, some driven by economic or political exile, translation of the written and spoken word is of ever increasing importance. This guide presents readers with an accessible and engaging introduction to the valuable position translation holds within literature and society. Leading translation theorist Susan Bassnett traces the history of translation, examining the ways translation is currently utilised as a burgeoning interdisciplinary activity and considers more recent research into developing technologies and new media forms."--Cover
The flame of life by Gabriele D'Annunzio( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Italian author D'Annunzio's most significant novels, scandalous in its day, is Il fuoco (The Flame of Life) of 1900, in which he portrays himself as the Nietzschean Superman Stelio Effrena, in a fictionalized account of his love affair with Eleonora Duse.
Reflections on translation by Susan Bassnett( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays brings together a decade of writings on translation by leading international translation studies expert, Susan Bassnett. The essays cover a range of topics and will be useful to anyone with an interest in how different cultures communicate. -- Product Description
Ted Hughes by Susan Bassnett( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new study of the work of Ted Hughes traces the stages of his development as a poet, from his powerful early collection, The Hawk in the Rain to his last award-winning translations. Hughes is seen as a complex, multi-faceted writer, a great poet in the tradition of English nature poetry, who also sought inspiration from international sources, ancient and modern. His lifelong concern for language and his use of mythology and history are explored, while his poetic achievements are examined in context, together with his writing for children and his experiments with forms of theatre. --Book Jacket
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Sylvia Plath : an introduction to the poetry
Alternative Names
Bassnet-McGuirre, Susan.


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Translation studiesBernhardt, Terry, Duse : the actress in her timeElizabeth I : a feminist perspectivePost-colonial translation : theory and practiceComparative literature : a critical introductionThree tragic actresses : Siddons, Rachel, RistoriShakespeare, the Elizabethan playsConstructing cultures : essays on literary translation