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Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English

This is a "trade" style  encyclpedia published in 2000 - essentially covering the same topic as the Oxford Guide I just posted about. Below are the number of entries under each language, ordered from the most represented language down:

 

1. French (106)

2. German (65)

3. Spanish (45)

4. Russian (40)

5. Italian (38)

6. Greek (33 - 24 Ancient, 9 Modern)

7. Latin (29); Chinese (29)

9. Arabic (23)

10. Japanese (17)

11. Dutch (11)

12. Portuguese (10)

13. Czech (9); Persian (9); Polish (9)

16. Hungarian (8)

17. Danish (5), Norwegian (5), Sanskrit (5, Kalidasa, Mahabharata, Ramayana), Serbo-Croat (5)

21. Swedish (4)

22. Bengali (3, Tagore), Hindi (3, Kabir, Tulsidas)

24. Catalan (2, Ramon Llull), Gaelic (2), Hebrew (2 - Ancient and Modern, Bible), Korean (2), Urdu (2, Ghalib - also listed under Persian)

29. Akadian (1), Albanian (1), English (1, Beowulf), Estonian (1), Finnish (1), Latvian (1), Old Norse (1, Egil's Saga), Slovak (1), Turkish (1), Welsh (1), African Languages (1) 

 

French is 20% of the world's total of 532!

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