VĂZÂND LUMEA PRIN OCHII COPIILOR – ASTRID LINDGREN, SUEDIA ŞI ROMÂNIA
SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDREN – ASTRID LINDGREN, SWEDEN AND ROMANIA
Ph.D at Lunds University, Sweden in Comparative literature, with the thesis “The Mother Conflict in the Dramas of the 1980s by Lars Noren”. Currently Associated Professor of Swedish language and Literature at Facultatea de Limbi si Literaturi Străine, University of Bucharest
The world famous children´s books written by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) can with clarification be seen as an outcome of the particular welfare society that emerged through co-operative political and ideological forces during the twentieth century. In many ways her stories symbolizes the humanitarian solidarity which that social system originally was built upon, and by autAhentically and sensitively putting the world view of children always in focus, she set a new standard for children´s literature. The article outlines a group of questions raised by the relatively recent launching of her books in Romanian, mainly concerning the different cultural and linguistic contexts that are brought together when Lindgren is translated into Romanian, and how this can both generate fruitful interchange as well as reveal gaps or differences that need to be overcome.
Key words: Sweden, Children´s literature, translation, Romania, Astrid Lindgren, Swedish Welfare State, Children´s worldview, Constantin Noica
Cuvinte chieie: Suedia, Literatura pentru copii, traducere, România, Astrid Lindgren, sistemul suedez de asistenţa socială, viziunea copiilor asupra lumii, Constantin Noica