Volume 58, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1876-9071
  • E-ISSN: 2214-5729



This chapter seeks to analyse the role literary translators play in the selection, reception and image-building processes of Dutch-language translated literature into Italian. Drawing on interviews carried out with nine Italian literary translators, this study will try to shed some light not only on the important role translators play in the genesis of a translation – which is why they could be considered cultural mediators – but also on the interconnections between the selection, reception and image-building processes of translated literature. By choosing the books to translate, writing reviews and organising events, among others, translators also help construct – together with other involved in these phases – cultural images of the Low Countries in Italy.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Dutch-language literature; imagology; reception; selection; translator
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