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Translation Studies By Susan Bassnett (The University of Warwick, UK)

Translation Studies
by Susan Bassnett (The University of Warwick, UK)

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Professor Bassnett tackles the crucial problems of translation and offers a history of translation theory, beginning with the ancient Romans and encompassing key twentieth-century structuralist work.
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Translation Studies by Susan Bassnett (The University of Warwick, UK)

In the late 1970s a new academic discipline was born: Translation Studies. We could not read literature in translation, it was argued, without asking ourselves if linguistic and cultural phenomena really were 'translatable' and exploring in some depth the concept of 'equivalence'. When Susan Bassnett's Translation Studies appeared in the New Accents series, it quickly became the essential introduction to this new subject. Susan Bassnett tackles the crucial problems of translation and offers a history of translation theory, beginning with the ancient Romans and encompassing key twentieth-century structuralist work. She then explores specific problems of literary translation through a close, practical analysis of texts, and completes her book with extensive suggestions for further reading. Twenty years after publication, the field of translation studies continues to grow. Updated for the second time, Susan Bassnett's Translation Studies remains essential reading for anyone new to the field.

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Translation Studies Reviews


'Translation Studies provides an admirably informative introduction to a fascinating but complex subject.' - The Observer

About Susan Bassnett (The University of Warwick, UK)


Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literary Studies and Head of the Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick.

Table of Contents


Contents General Editor's Preface Preface to the revised edition Acknowledgements Introduction: 1. Central Issues: Language and culture; Types of translation; Decoding and recoding; Problems of equivalence; Loss and gain; Untranslatability; Science or 'secondary activity'? 2. History of Translation Theory: Problems of 'period study'; The Romans' Bible translation; Education and the vernacular; Early theorists; The Renaissance; The seventeenth century; The eighteenth century; Romanticism; Post-Romanticism; The Victorians; Archaizing; The Twentieth century. 3. Specific Problems of Literary Translation: Structures; Poetry and translation; Translating Prose; Translating dramatic texts. Conclusion Notes Select Biliography Appendix: The original text of The Seafarer Index

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GOR001918310
Translation Studies by Susan Bassnett (The University of Warwick, UK)
Susan Bassnett (The University of Warwick, UK)
New Accents
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2002-05-23
192
0415280141
9780415280143
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