After Babel

After Babel : Aspects of Language and Translation

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On its first publication in 1975, After Babel quickly established itself as both controversial and seminal. George Steiner was the first since the 18th century to present a systematic investigation of the phenomenology and processes of translation both inside and between languages. Taking issue with the principal emphasis of modern linguistics, he finds the root of the "Babel problem" in our deep instinct for privacy and a unique body of shared secrecy. With this provocative thesis he analyzes every aspect of translation, from fundamental conditions of interpretation to the most intricate of linguistic constructions. This second edition has been completely revised and amended, and includes an updated bibliography and a new preface which sets the book in the present context of hermeneutics, poetics, and translation more

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  • Paperback | 559 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 32mm | 381.02g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0192828746
  • 9780192828743

About George Steiner

About the Author George Steiner is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Geneva. His books include The Death of Tragedy, Language in Silence, In Bluebeard's Castle, and On Difficulty and Other more

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