Authors: Aurora Margarita Peraza-Rugeley
Abstract: Art has no frontiers, but when the art in question is literature, it is more the language itself that limits that art’s diffusion and consequent appreciation. The translation of literature from other cultures, and especially from cultures that in earlier times were labeled exotic or alien to one’s own, has assumed greater relevance in our era. Stated otherwise, if the citizens of this ever contracting world can learn to appreciate the underlying unities of different cultures, then so too we grow in understanding of the past and present, and can even imagine a future.
Keywords: Literary translation. Korean poetry. Spanish poetry. Postcolonial societies. Globalization.