Stati Uniti d'autore

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by cas29, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. cas29

    cas29 Senior Member

    Milan Italy
    Context: a travel brochure, it is the title to a section on visting the "real" USA

    Phrase: "Stati Unit d'autore"

    The brochure refers to history, nature, modern culture.... what makes the USA the USA from a tourist point of view.

    How might you translate "d'autore" in this context?
    I'm a bit stumped.

    Thanks very much
  2. Juri Senior Member

    Koper, near Trieste
    The States seen from other view/from real view/from author's view.
  3. uinni

    uinni Senior Member

    Italy, Italian
    I'd like to add that it is definitely a play on words, anyway.

  4. John Scariano Member

    d'autore = authentic
  5. cas29

    cas29 Senior Member

    Milan Italy
    Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

    I think this is yet another instance of a "translation" just not working to give the right idea in English.

    I think I need something that is equally a "play on words" as the original, but the anglicized version!

    (Personally I think that given the context it is still mega tourist USA, not the real thing, but that's just my humble opinion...... as the translator i this case I'm obliged to present the point of view of ...-d'autore, no...l'autore!) :)
  6. John Scariano Member

    You're welcome, I'm not wuite sure what the play on words is in that sentence though...????
  7. cas29

    cas29 Senior Member

    Milan Italy
    I think that Unni meant simply that it was not to be taken literally, not a "doppio senso " of any sort, but linguistic playfulness.
    And my reply was to indicate that I would have to be as playful and creative as the original author.

    Sorry if I caused any confusion!

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