Translation Studies / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$27.70
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $5.69
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 81%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $5.69   
  • New (4) from $93.22   
  • Used (6) from $5.69   

Overview

"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 linguistics and cultural phenomena really were 'translatable' and exploring in some depth the concept of 'equivalence'." Twenty years after publication, the field of translation studies continues to grow, but one thing has not changed: updated for the second time, Susan Bassnett's Translation Studies remains essential reading.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415280143
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/2002
  • Series: New Accents Series
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick. She has published extensively on translation, and her best known books include Reflections on Translation (2011), Constructing Cultures written with André Lefevere (1996) and Post-Colonial Translation co-edited with Harish Trivedi (1999). She translates from several languages and lectures on aspects of translation all over the world.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Preface to the third edition 1
Introduction 11
1 Central issues 21
Language and culture 21
Types of translation 22
Decoding and recoding 23
Problems of equivalence 30
Loss and gain 36
Untranslatability 37
Science or 'secondary activity'? 43
2 History of translation theory 45
Problems of 'period study' 46
The Romans 48
Bible translation 51
Education and the vernacular 55
Early theorists 58
The Renaissance 60
The seventeenth century 62
The eighteenth century 65
Romanticism 67
Post-Romanticism 70
The Victorians 71
Archaizing 74
The twentieth century 75
3 Specific problems of literary translation 79
Structures 79
Poetry and translation 83
Translating prose 110
Translating dramatic texts 119
Conclusion 132
Notes 135
Select bibliography 146
App The original text of The Seafarer 165
Index 169
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)