A Study of Equivalent Translation from the Perspective of Narrative Stylistics: The Case of Tao’s The Color Purple

Yuanfei YAO


The author’s narrative strategy is the soul of the novel, and the words are the medium to express this soul. The issue of faithfulness in novel translation involves not only the faithfulness of the content, but also the form of expression - narrative strategy. This paper takes Tao Jie’s translation of Alice Walker’s the Color Purple as the research object, and probes into the formal equivalence of the translation from the perspective of narrative stylistics, that is, personal narrative voice, character discourse expression and the stylistic features of black American English. This paper explores the guiding role of narrative stylistics in literary translation practice, hoping to provide reverse translation experience for Chinese literary translation.



Narrative stylists; The Color Purple; Equivalence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11626


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