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The Translation Studies Reader

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The Translation Studies Reader provides a definitive survey of the most important and influential developments in translation theory and research, with an emphasis on twentieth-century developments. With introductory essays prefacing each section, the book places a wide range of seminal and innovative readings within their thematic, cultural and historical contexts.
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Hardcover, 546 pages
Published July 9th 2012 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2000)
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Dec 19, 2007 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm mad because this edition of the TSR took out Ortega y Gasset's important essay "The Misery and Splendor of Translation." Other than that, though, very thorough.
Zenjulon Girtzel
Donal Lyons
It's one of the standard textbooks. It'd be better without Venuti though.
Jan 22, 2011 Jil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school
Solid, includes the classics, but some real nonsense is in here, too.
Liam Guilar
Apr 21, 2015 Liam Guilar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Translation studies is a very recent academic speciality: the act of translation and teh activity of arguing about translation have been an ongoing human process. This book is in some ways more about Translation Studies than translation...which sounds odd....but it is a text book with guidelines on how to use it in class. If you accept that it's about translation studies then the fact that the first section contains work from the 1900-1930s isn't really surprising. But it does give the odd impre ...more
May 05, 2016 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the essays in this book, especially the way they are organized in chronological order. It gives a good picture of how translation theory has evolved over the years (and centuries). My main criticism is that I wish there was some sort of small introduction for each essay or even each time period that put the essays in context. Especially because some of these "essays" are actually transcribed speeches, I just didn't understand the context and had to look up a lot about them in order to rea ...more
Feb 18, 2015 Lois rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Will absolutely need context, but is a critical look at linguistics, semiotics and social politics.
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Nov 19, 2015 Mahmoud Haggui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it is somehow like a translation manifesto, if I may say so. it very fruitful book. it discussed so many theories. it actually added a lot to me. it even rich to the extent that I can't rise my pen to constitute a single opposing view. So I fully recommend it to my friends and classmates.
Dec 16, 2015 Terri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely and academic text
May 22, 2013 Amir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An accumulation of papers on the field of translation studies with many theorist paper and unabridged. Recommended for MA students of Translation Studies
May 20, 2015 Bekka rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Used for theory in a Masters English class on translation in literature.
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Born in Philadelphia, Venuti graduated from Temple University. He has long lived in New York City. In 1980 he completed the Ph.D. in English at Columbia University. That year he received the Renato Poggioli Award for Italian Translation for his translation of Barbara Alberti's novel Delirium.

Venuti is currently professor of English at Temple University. He has also taught as a visiting professor a
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