Theories of Translation: An Anthology of Essays from Dryden to Derrida

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John Biguenet, Rainer Schulte
University of Chicago Press, Mar 15, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 260 pages
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Spanning the centuries, from the seventeenth to the twentieth, and ranging across cultures, from England to Mexico, this collection gathers together important statements on the function and feasibility of literary translation. The essays provide an overview of the historical evolution in thinking about translation and offer strong individual opinions by prominent contemporary theorists.

Most of the twenty-one pieces appear in translation, some here in English for the first time and many difficult to find elsewhere. Selections include writings by Scheiermacher, Nietzsche, Ortega, Benjamin, Pound, Jakobson, Paz, Riffaterre, Derrida, and others.

A fine companion to The Craft of Translation, this volume will be a valuable resource for all those who translate, those who teach translation theory and practice, and those interested in questions of language philosophy and literary theory.

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User Review  - Stephany - Goodreads

Tedious and pretentious. Not a single female translation expert is represented here. Most essays are philosophical for the sake of being so with little attention paid to the actual process of ... Read full review

Review: Theories of Translation: An Anthology of Essays from Dryden to Derrida

User Review  - Karyn - Goodreads

awesome -- goes all the way back to the Tower of Babel. Why do we translate? What responsibility, if any, does the translator have to the original author and to the reader? Read full review

About the author (1992)

Schulte is Professor of Arts and Humanities and Director of the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

John Biguenet's fiction has appeared in such publications as Esquire, Granta, Playboy, Story, and Zoetrope. The winner of an 0. Henry Award for short fiction, he lives in New Orleans. Ecco published his debut collection of stories, The Torturer's Apprentice, in 2001. Oyster is his first novel.

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