The Experience of the Foreign: Culture and Translation in Romantic Germany (Suny Series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory)

The Experience of the Foreign: Culture and Translation in Romantic Germany (Suny Series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory)

Antoine Berman


"This e-book is the 1st authoritative research of the speculation of translation in German Romanticism. In a scientific learn of Herder, Goethe, Schlegel, Novalis, Humboldt, Schleiermacher, and Holderlin, Berman demonstrates the significance of the idea of translation for an figuring out of German romantic tradition, arguing that by no means sooner than has the concept that of translation been reflected in such aspect and such intensity. certainly, primary questions that come up back this present day, akin to the query about the right as opposed to the literal, of the opposite to a given tradition, the essence of the murals, and of language, a majority of these concerns, and plenty of extra, are proven to were premeditated in a most crucial demeanour by way of those German Romantics.

"Not in simple terms does this e-book familiarize the yankee public with a practice that through the English Romantics has had a decisive effect on American considering, however it is usually a most crucial contribution to various present theoretical problems." -- Rodolphe Gasche, country collage of recent York at Buffalo

"In the interval studied (from Herder to Holderlin, from approximately the 1760s to the 1810s), the 'best and the brightest' of German literature and philosophy inspiration frequently and difficult approximately translation and practiced it with occasionally notable or even everlasting luck. Berman brings out not just the continuity of the matter and the various various ways to its 'solution' in the course of those 50 or so years, but in addition the family members among German romantic idea and perform of translation and their predecessor Luther at the one hand, and our modern 'international' state of affairs at the different. He makes the subject very important to the background of rules and to modern tradition as well." -- Timothy Bahti, The college of Michigan

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