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By Daniel Weissbort,Astradur Eysteinsson

ISBN-10: 0198711999

ISBN-13: 9780198711995

ISBN-10: 0198712006

ISBN-13: 9780198712008

Translation: concept and perform: A ancient Reader responds to the necessity for a set of fundamental texts on translation, within the English culture, from the earliest instances to the current day. according to an exhaustive survey of the wealth of accessible fabrics, the Reader demonstrates during the hyperlink among conception and perform, with excerpts not just of important theoretical writings yet of tangible translations, in addition to excerpts on translation from letters, interviews, autobiographies, and fiction.

The assortment is meant as a educating software, but additionally as an encyclopaedia for using translators and writers on translation. It offers the total panoply of methods to translation, with no unavoidably judging among them, yet exhibiting sincerely what's to be received or misplaced in every one case. Translations of key texts, resembling the Bible and the Homeric epic, are traced throughout the a while, with an identical passages excerpted, making it attainable for readers to build their very own map of the evolution of translation and to judge, of their historic contexts, the range of methods. The passages in query also are observed by means of ad verbum models, to facilitate comparison.

The bibliographies are likewise accomplished. The editors have drawn at the services of major students within the box, together with the overdue James S. Holmes, Louis Kelly, Jonathan Wilcox, Jane Stevenson, David Hopkins, and so forth. moreover, major non-English texts, corresponding to Martin Luther's "Circular Letter on Translation," that may be stated to have inaugurated the Reformation, are incorporated, assisting to set the English culture in a much broader context. comparable goods, corresponding to the introductions to their paintings by way of Tudor and Jacobean translators or the paintings of ladies translators from the 16th to eighteenth centuries were introduced jointly in "collages," marking rather vital moments or advancements within the heritage of translation.

This finished reader presents a useful and illuminating source for students and scholars of translation and English literature, in addition to poets, cultural historians, translators.

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