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Why translation matters

Author: Edith Grossman
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Why X matters.
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"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:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Grossman
ISBN: 9780300126563 0300126565 9780300171303 0300171307 9780300163032 0300163037
OCLC Number: 424331945
Description: xi, 135 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : why translation matters --
Authors, translators, and readers today --
Translating Cervantes --
Translating poetry --
A personal list of important translations.
Series Title: Why X matters.
Responsibility: Edith Grossman.

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Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. This title argues for the cultural importance of translation, and for  Read more...

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"Edith Grossman, the Glenn Gould of translators, has written a superb book on the art of the literary translation. Even Walter Benjamin is surpassed by her insights into her task, which she rightly Read more...

 
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