Epitaph of a Small Winner – Título qualquer serve?
Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas has an English translation, by William L. Grossman, intitled Epitaph of a Small Winner. The article reflects upon possible consequences for the interpretation and reading of the book of such a translation of its title, trying to determine if it implies an idea of translation as a form of rewriting. It concludes that Grossman's translation of the title may imply a loss in comunication between Machado de Assis' message and the English readers of his work in this translation.
Keywords: Translation • Title • Machado de Assis • Memórias póstumas de Brás Cubas