A History of Confusion: The Two Earliest English Translations of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”

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2002
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Daalder, Joost
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Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
Abstract
A translation of Salome from the original French into English by Lord Alfred Douglas has been persistently confused with a later, drastically overhauled version - virtually a new translation - first published in 1906 and almost certainly prepared by Robert Ross, Wilde's life-long friend.
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English drama, Modern literature, Anglo-Irish
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Daalder, Joost 2002. A History of Confusion: The Two Earliest English Translations of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”. Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin, 26 (3 & 4), 134-175.