TRANSLATION OF FOREIGN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: A. DEWDNEY’S BOOKS ON LITTLE LLAMA IN RUSSIAN TRANSLATION
Ryzhenkova Anna Aleksandrovna
Abstract. The article provides the comparative analysis of A. Dewdney’s books and their Russian translations. The paper summarizes the views on poetical translation, the basic purpose of which is not the rendering of rhyme or intonation of the original text but the creation of a target text that preserves the information content and expressive means of the source text. The comparative analysis indicated that among the analyzed translations the most successful is the translation of the book "Llama Llama Red Pajama", which is distinguished by completeness, accuracy, clearness, emotionality and expressiveness. Other translations contain semantic mistakes, in many cases the text can’t be understood without a picture and is senseless. The target text is inferior to the original one in emotionality and expressiveness; it is not harmonious due to the lack of rhyme, illiterate phrases, and unsuccessful word-formative experiments. The paper provides a detailed analysis of inadequacies.