Title: An Homage to Jerome: Patron Saint of Translators
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Marlboro Press November 1984
0910395098 / 9780910395090
Seller ID: 20070607107991
Larbaud's involvements with translation extended throughout his life. Having produced an outstanding translation of Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner" while still a schoolboy, he set about learning six languages and exploring the literatures of a dozen countries. Larbaud was the first Frenchman to study or translate Samuel Butler, Chesterton, Conrad, Hardy, and Stevenson; it was he who was responsible for the French translation of "Ulysses."
Chronologically among his last works, the volume "Sous l'invocation de Saint Jerome" opens with this essay celebrating the exemplary figure and mighty achievement of the patron saint of translators: it was Saint Jerome who translated the Bible from Greek into Latin. To Saint Jerome the Christian West owes a large part of the Vulgate, its Book. In Saint Jerome all subsequent translators have had an ancestor and a model.