Why Translation Matters

By: Edith Grossman

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Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation, and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator’s role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, "My intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented." For Grossman, translation has a transcendent importance: "Translation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless languages we cannot read, but it also represents a concrete literary presence with the crucial capacity to ease and make more meaningful our relationships to those with whom we may not have had a connection before. Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight. The alternative is unthinkable." Printed Pages:

Title: Why Translation Matters

Author Name: Edith Grossman

Categories: India, Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2011

ISBN: 8125041672

ISBN 13: 9788125041672

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101977

Keywords: Why Translation Matters Edith Grossman