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Author O'Neill, Veronica, 1966- author
Title Translating translation : Walter Benjamin on the way to language / Veronica O'Neill
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Peter Lang GmbH, [2018]
book jacket
Descript pages cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Studies in philosophy of language and linguistics, 2363-7242 ; vol. 11
Note "What is it about Walter Benjamin's "Task of the Translator"? As it is clearly seminal to Translation Studies, why is it rarely taken seriously? This book re-examines Benjamin's text in a broader context and sheds light on this question, finally revealing its true potential for Translation Studies and beyond. When examined in the light of an ontology of language and translation, Benjamin's philosophy of language displaces age-old and sterile translation theory debates and re-conceptualises translation theory. This broadens the scope of Translation Studies and allows for the relevance of Benjamin's theory. It is no longer just one theory among many within translation theory. It instead underlies and relates to all translation theories. This book is of interest for Translation Studies as much as for Benjamin scholars"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Literal vs. free -- Benjamin and duality -- Kinship -- Pure language -- Practical potential
Subject Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940. Aufgabe des √úbersetzers
Translating and interpreting -- Philosophy
Language and languages -- Philosophy
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