Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The recent boom in translations of Antônio José da Silva, o judeu

Philip Krummrich

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This article examines a curious phenomenon: the appearance of six translations of works by the eighteenth-century Portuguese comic playwright Antônio José da Silva during the last twenty-two years, when there had been virtually no translations of his works in the previous two and a half centuries. The article examines various possible explanations; it offers no firm conclusions, but suggests some possibilities for further study.

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