Translation: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 19, 2016

byMatthew Reynolds

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Translation is everywhere, and matters to everybody. Translation doesn't only give us foreign news, dubbed films and instructions for using the microwave: without it, there would be no world religions, and our literatures, our cultures, and our languages would be unrecognisable. In this Very Short Introduction, Matthew Reynolds gives an authoritative and thought-provoking account of the field, from ancient Akkadian to World English, from St Jerome to Google Translate. He shows how translation determines meaning, how it matters in commerce, empire, conflict and resistance,and why it is fundamental to literature and the arts. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Translation is everywhere, and matters to everybody. Translation doesn't only give us foreign news, dubbed films and instructions for using the microwave: without it, there would be no world religions, and our literatures, our cultures, and our languages would be unrecognisable. In this Very Short Introduction, Matthew Reynolds gives a...

Matthew Reynolds is The Times Lecturer in English at Oxford University and a Tutorial Fellow of St Anne's College. He is the author of The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer and Petrarch to Homer and Logue (OUP, 2011). His previous work on translation includes the Penguin anthology Dante in English (Penguin, 2005) which he co-authored...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pagesPublished:October 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198712111

ISBN - 13:9780198712114

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Table of Contents

1. The multiplicity of translation2. Word for word?3. Translation and paraphrase4. Translation and power5. Words of God6. Honest interpretation7. Translating performance8. Translation and literature9. Languages in the worldFurther ReadingIndex