Underlying Rhythm: On Translation, Communication, and Literary Languages. Essays in Honor of Burton Pike
Published by: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Imprint: Peter Lang, International Academic Publishers
Sales Date: 2023-03-27
Published: March 2023
Dimensions: 152.00 x 229.00
152.00 x 229.00 x 0.80 in
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This volume explores the importance of scholarly and literary communities, the challenges of translation and difference, and the search for the ineffable in art. It is a collection of interviews, translations, scholarly essays, and tributes in honor of Burton Pike (1930–2022), a renowned translator of Robert Musil, Rilke, Goethe, Gerhard Meier, and others, as well as a scholar of literary Modernism and the image of the city. He was also an extraordinary teacher, mentor, and inspiration to a generation. The pieces are mostly written by former students, colleagues, and admiring friends, but the book also includes two interviews with Pike, along with Pike’s own previously unpublished lecture on Thomas Mann’s last novel, Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man.
Contents: Introduction – An Interview with Burton Pike – Growing Up in Language and Music: An Interview with Burton Pike – With All the Senses: A Translation of Klaus Mann’s "Gimietto" with Commentary – Short Prose from Contemplation by Franz Kafka, with Commentary – Translation of a Passage from Madame Bovary, with Commentary – An Ode to Rome, and a Translation of Lucio Mariani’s "Roman Ode" – Letters on The Man without Qualities by Robert Musil – Armand de Kroullosta: Thomas Mann’s Confessions of the Confidence Man—A Lecture – The City as TK – Accessing Ludwig Hohl – Arnheim and His Discontents in Musil’s The Man without Qualities – The Birth of Modern Czech Out of the Spirit of the Austrian Enlightenment – Diderot and Musil: Negative Capability as Ironic Acting – Pre- Existing Conditions: The Diseased Urban Self in Andrei Bitov’s The Pushkin House – The Utopia of Metaphor as Translation – The Art of Betrayal: Translation in an Age of Suspicion – Acceptance Speech for the Friedrich Ulfers Prize, 2016 – Laudation for Burton Pike as He Is Awarded the 2016 Friedrich Ulfers Prize [Adapted and Updated in 2022] – Stalking the Ineffable – A Tribute to Burt Pike – Celebrating Burton Pike – Burton Pike in Vienna, circa 1994 – Reminiscence – A Mental Desk with Many Drawers – Tribute.