After Babel Aspects of Language and Translation

ISBN-10: 0192880934
ISBN-13: 9780192880932
Edition: 3rd 1998 (Revised)
Authors: George Steiner
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

`Translation has long needed a champion, and at last in George Steiner it has found a scholar who is a match for the task.' Sunday Times First published in 1975, After Babel constituted the first systematic investigation of the theory and processes of translation since the eighteenth century. In mapping out its own field, it quickly established itself as both controversial and seminal, and gave rise to a considerable, and still-growing, body of secondary literature. Even today, with its status as a modern classic beyond question, many of the books insights remain provocative and challenging. For the second edition of After Babel, George Steiner entirely revised the text, added new and expanded notes, provided a substantially updated bibliography (including much Russian and Eastern European material), and wrote a new preface setting the book in the present context of hermeneutics, poetics, and translation studies. `Steiner's subject is extravagantly rich and he ponders it on the most generous scale...his language and his ideas display even-handedness, seriousness without heaviness, learning without pedantry, and sober charm.' New Yorker

George Steiner was born in 1929 in Paris, but also lived in Vienna and New York. Steiner was a critic, novelist, philosopher, translator, and educator. Currently, he is a professor at Cambridge University and the University of Geneva. He has written for the New Yorker for over thirty years and has published the books No Passion Spent, Errata: An Examined Life, and Martin Heidegger: With a New Introduction.

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Second Edition
Understanding as Translation
Language and Gnosis
Word against Object
The Claims of Theory
The Hermeneutic Motion
Topologies of Culture
Afterword
Select Bibliography
Index of Proper Names and Titles

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