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Author Sallis, John, 1938-

Title On translation / John Sallis
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 125 pages)
Series Studies in Continental thought
Studies in Continental thought.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""One The Dream of ontranslation""; ""Two Scenes of Translation at Large""; ""Three Translation an the Force of Wor s""; ""Four Varieties of ntranslatability""; ""General Index""; ""Greek Word Index""
Summary "Everyone complains about what is lost in translations. This is the first account I have seen of the potentially positive impact of translation, that it represents ... a genuinely new contribution."--Drew A. Hyland In his original philosophical exploration of translation, John Sallis shows that translating is much more than a matter of transposing one language into another. At the very heart of language, translation is operative throughout human thought and experience. Sallis approaches translation from four directions: from the dream of nontranslation, or universal translatability; through a scene of translation staged by Shakespeare, in which the entire range of senses of translation is played out; through the question of the force of words; and from the representation of untranslatability in painting and music. Drawing on Jakobson, Gadamer, Benjamin, and Derrida, Sallis shows how the classical concept of translation has undergone mutation and deconstruction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Semantics (Philosophy)
Translating and interpreting -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253106842
0253109442 (electronic bk.)
0253215536 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780253109446 (electronic bk.)
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