Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (Translation/Transnation)

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (Translation/Transnation)


This is an encyclopedic dictionary of just about four hundred very important philosophical, literary, and political phrases and ideas that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and tradition to a different. Drawn from greater than a dozen languages, phrases corresponding to Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are completely tested in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early glossy, sleek, and modern sessions, those are phrases that impact considering around the humanities. The entries, written by means of greater than one hundred fifty exceptional students, describe the origins and meanings of every time period, the heritage and context of its utilization, its translations into different languages, and its use in impressive texts. The dictionary additionally comprises essays at the precise features of specific languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Originally released in French, this one of a kind reference paintings is now to be had in English for the 1st time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. younger, and plenty of more.The result's a useful reference for college kids, students, and basic readers drawn to the multilingual lives of a few of our so much influential phrases and ideas.

  • Covers on the subject of four hundred very important philosophical, literary, and political phrases that defy effortless translation among languages and cultures
  • Includes phrases from greater than a dozen languages
  • Entries written by way of greater than one hundred fifty exotic thinkers
  • Available in English for the 1st time, with new contributions by way of Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. younger, and lots of more
  • Contains wide cross-references and bibliographies
  • An valuable source for college students and students around the humanities

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