Constructing Cultures: Essays on Literary Translation by Susan Bassnett, Andre Lefevere

By Susan Bassnett, Andre Lefevere

This assortment brings jointly overseas figures within the self-discipline of translation experiences. The essays hide a number fields, and mix conception with functional case experiences regarding the interpretation of literary texts.

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Constructing Cultures builds on a series of landmark texts by Bassnett and Lefevere, who, perhaps more than any other scholars in the field, have been responsible for putting translation studies on the academic map. Both were present at the historic 1976 conference in Leuven (Louvain), Belgium, which most scholars agree was the conference at which translation studies was founded. , 1978), Lefevere contributed the essay 'Translation: The Focus of the Growth of Literary Knowledge', which traces the linguistic, literary, and cultural components of translation studies, topics that are further elaborated in essays that follow in this anthology.

420 AD) whose Vulgate set the acknowledged and unacknowledged standards of much of translation in the West until about two hundred years ago. In its simplest avatar it reads more or less as follows: there is a text, and that text just needs to be transposed into another language, as faithfully as possible. Faithfulness is insured by good dictionaries, and since anybody can, basically, use a good dictionary, there is really no reason to train translators well, and even less of a reason to pay them well.

With difficulty and great care, Bassnett has collected and edited his final words in the shape that follows here. The explosion of thinking and writing on and about translations has made it hard for anyone to keep up. For those recently discovering the field, Bassnett's and Lefevere's Constructing Cultures offer a variety of essays that reflect the evolution of the field: these essays address the most recent developments in theory, in cultural studies, in translation research (called descriptive studies by translation studies scholars), and in teaching translation.

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