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Spanning the centuries, from the seventeenth to the
twentieth, and ranging across cultures, from England to
Mexico, this collection gathers together important statements
on the function and feasibility of literary translation. The
essays provide an overview of the historical evolution in
thinking about translation and offer strong individual
opinions by prominent contemporary theorists.

Most of the twenty-one pieces appear in translation,
some here in English for the first time and many difficult to
find elsewhere. Selections include writings by
Scheiermacher, Nietzsche, Ortega, Benjamin, Pound, Jakobson,
Paz, Riffaterre, Derrida, and others.

A fine companion to The Craft of Translation, this
volume will be a valuable resource for all those who
translate, those who teach translation theory and practice,
and those interested in questions of language philosophy and
literary theory.

John Biguenet, past president of the American Literary
Translators Association, is professor of English at Loyola
University in New Orleans. Rainer Schulte is professor
of arts and humanities and director of the Center for
Translation Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.
They are the coeditors of The Craft of Translation,
also published by the University of Chicago Press.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Translating and interpreting History