Water and Space in Literature and Cultures: Water Concepts in an Intercultural Comparison

 Cornelia Feyrer
Summary

The aim of the present article is to provide a certain transparency of concepts of water and space in patterns of thinking and orientation related to these concepts in literature and cultures. Working on examples taken from a literary text, the relevance of water and space in language and culture is des­cribed in this contribution. In this context the focus – seen from the point of view of translation – is placed on the universal relevance and the cultural determination as well as on the individually and supra-individually determined manifestation of water concepts and thinking patterns related to these concepts in cultures, culture comparison and language and culture transfer within the framework of the act of translation.

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