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If this be treason : translation and its dyscontents : a memoir

Author: Gregory Rabassa
Publisher: New York : New Directions Book, 2005.
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"In If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents, Gregory Rabassa offers a defense of translation, laying out his views on the craft. Anecdotal, and illuminating, If This Be Treason traces Rabassa's career, from his boyhood on a New Hampshire farm, his school days "collecting" languages, the two and a half years he spent overseas during WWII, his South American travels, until one day "I signed a contract to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Rabassa
ISBN: 0811216195 9780811216197 9780811216654 0811216659
OCLC Number: 57201935
Description: 189 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The many faces of treason --
In pursuit of other words --
Stringing words together by culture --
In the beginning --
Me and my circumstance --
Advance to be recognized --
Julio Cortázar --
Miguel Ángel Asturias --
Clarice Lispector --
Mario Vargas Llosa --
Afrânio Coutinho --
Juan Goytisolo --
Manuel Mujica-Láinez --
Gabriel García Márquez --
Dalton Trevisan --
José Lezama Lima --
Demetrio Aguilera-Malta --
Osman Lins --
Luis Rafael Sánchez --
Juan Benet --
Vinícius de Moraes --
Luisa Valenzuela --
Jorge Amado --
Oswaldo França, Juúnior --
António Lobo Antunes --
José Donoso --
Irene Vilar --
Mário de Carvalho --
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis --
Ana Teresa Torres --
Darcy Ribeiro --
João de Melo --
Jesús Zárate --
Jorge Franco --
Volodia Teitelboim --
José Sarney --
The plays --
How say you?
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"In If This Be Treason: Translation and its Dyscontents, Gregory Rabassa offers a defense of translation, laying out his views on the craft. Anecdotal, and illuminating, If This Be Treason traces Rabassa's career, from his boyhood on a New Hampshire farm, his school days "collecting" languages, the two and a half years he spent overseas during WWII, his South American travels, until one day "I signed a contract to do my first translation of a long work [Cortazar's Hopscotch] for a commercial publisher." Additionally, Rabassa offers us his "rap sheet," a consideration of the various authors and the over 40 works he has translated. This long-awaited memoir is a joy to read, an instrumental guide to translating, and a look at the life of one of its great practitioners."--Jacket.

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