RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 45300350 LA English T1 Experiences in translation A1 Eco, Umberto., McEwen, Alastair., PB University of Toronto Press PP Toronto; Buffalo YR 2001 SN 0802035337 9780802035332 9780802096142 080209614X AB "Translation is not about comparing two languages, Umberto Eco argues, but about the interpretation of a text in two different languages." "In this book he draws on his substantial practical experience to identify and discuss some central problems of translation. As he demonstrates, a translation can express an evident deep sense of a text even when violating both lexical and referential faithfulness. Depicting translation as a semiotic task, he uses a wide range of source materials as illustration: the translations of his own and other novels, translations of the dialogue of American films into Italian, and various versions of the Bible. In the second part of his study he deals with translation theories proposed by Jakobson, Steiner, Peirce, and others." "Overall, Eco identifies the different types of interpretive acts that count as translation. A new typology emerges, based on his insistence on a common-sense approach and the necessity of taking a critical stance."--Jacket.