Volume 17, Issue 2
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This article studies the concepts of voice and of the translation pact with regard to Julio Gómez de la Serna’s translation of by Oscar Wilde, first published in 1943 after Franco had established his rule of Spain. More precisely, it focuses on the two paratexts that preceded the translations and on the Spanish version of his essay . The study considers how the translator addressed Wilde’s homosexual scandal and his translation of a potentially controversial text at a time when the censorship office was imposing severe constraints on the publication of literary works. The analysis shows that Gómez de la Serna managed to circumvent these constraints while remaining loyal to the author and faithful to his work.


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