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Why translation matters, Edith Grossman

Label
Why translation matters
Title
Why translation matters
Statement of responsibility
Edith Grossman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator's role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, "My intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented." For Grossman, translation has a transcendent importance: "Translation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless languages we cannot read, but it also represents a concrete literary presence with the crucial capacity to ease and make more meaningful our relationships to those with whom we may not have had a connection before. Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight. The alternative is unthinkable"." -- Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grossman, Edith
Index
index present
LC call number
PN241
LC item number
.G75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Why X matters
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Literatur
  • Übersetzung
Label
Why translation matters, Edith Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [125]-126) and index
Contents
Introduction : why translation matters -- Authors, translators, and readers today -- Translating Cervantes -- Translating poetry -- A personal list of important translations
Control code
424331945
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 136 p.
Isbn
9780300126563
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026510
System control number
(OCoLC)424331945
Label
Why translation matters, Edith Grossman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [125]-126) and index
Contents
Introduction : why translation matters -- Authors, translators, and readers today -- Translating Cervantes -- Translating poetry -- A personal list of important translations
Control code
424331945
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 136 p.
Isbn
9780300126563
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026510
System control number
(OCoLC)424331945

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