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The age of translation : a commentary on Walter Benjamin's "The task of the translator" = L'áge de la traduction : La tâche du traducteur de Walter Benjamin, un commentaire / Antoine Berman, Isabelle Berman and Valentina Sommella ; translated and with an introduction by Chantal Wright.

By: Berman, Antoine [author.]
Contributor(s): Berman, Isabelle [author.] | Sommella, Valentina [author.] | Wright, Chantal [translator.]
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: French Publisher: Abingdon ; New York, NY : Routledge / Taylor & Francis group, 2018Copyright date: c2018Description: viii, 216 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138886315 (pbk. : alk. paper)Other title: L'áge de la traduction : La tâche du traducteur de Walter Benjamin, un commentaireUniform titles: Âge de la traduction. English Subject(s): Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940. Aufgabe des Übersetzers | Translating and interpreting -- Philosophy | Language and languages -- Philosophy | Humanities: English September2019Genre/Form: -- Reading bookAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Age of translationDDC classification: 418.02 Summary: "'The Age of Translation' is the first English translation of Antoine Berman's commentary on Walter Benjamin's seminal essay 'The Task of the Translator'. Chantal Wright's translation includes an introduction which positions the text in relation to current developments in translation studies, and provides prefatory explanations before each section as a guide to Walter Benjamin's ideas. These include influential concepts such as the 'afterlife' of literary works, the 'kinship' of languages, and the metaphysical notion of 'pure language'. The Age of Translation is a vital read for students and scholars in the fields of translation studies, literary studies, cultural studies and philosophy."
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Original edition c2008 presses universitaires de vincennes, saint-Denis.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"'The Age of Translation' is the first English translation of Antoine Berman's commentary on Walter Benjamin's seminal essay 'The Task of the Translator'. Chantal Wright's translation includes an introduction which positions the text in relation to current developments in translation studies, and provides prefatory explanations before each section as a guide to Walter Benjamin's ideas. These include influential concepts such as the 'afterlife' of literary works, the 'kinship' of languages, and the metaphysical notion of 'pure language'. The Age of Translation is a vital read for students and scholars in the fields of translation studies, literary studies, cultural studies and philosophy."

Text in English ; translated from original French.

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