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Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication


Sarah O'Connor


The purpose of this thesis is to show to process required to translate a previously untranslated work of literature from Spanish to English. After the introduction, it begins with a study of literary translation focusing on John Biguenet and Rainer Schulte’s The Craft of Translation, a compilation of essays by scholars in the field of translation. The thesis includes the English translation of two full chapters of Mexican author Elena Poniatowska’s novel Paseo de la Reforma. Prior to the two chapters is a section outlining specific examples of the research and decisions made during the translation process. The thesis includes an account of research conducted in Mexico City. Several sections are written in personal narrative style.



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