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Performing Without a Stage: The Art of Literary Translation Hardcover – May 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Catbird Press (May 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945774389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945774389
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,724,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Humes on October 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I bought the book and have read 1/3 of it. While the author is unquestionably qualified and writes well, I do have a beef: Many, perhaps most of the examples cited in the first third of the book relate to poetry. This is a personal disappointment, because I translate prose and frankly find it hard to relate to the technical issues he focuses on, e.g., rhyme, meter, etc. As long as you are aware of this, the book is a good read and arguably of interest to those who dabble in literary translation, as well as professionals.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kirk McElhearn VINE VOICE on June 9, 2000
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One of the most interesting books on literary translation. Explains why and how translators translate, and gives a thorough analysis of the craft of literary translation.
This book will help readers understand what translation is all about, and will help translators put into words many of their deepest feelings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marta M. Bianchi on June 23, 2007
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Robert Wechsler's appreciation of Translation and the translator's work is clearly evidenced throughout this wonderfully written book.
The book provides wonderful references, resources and magnificent examples of all that involved in translation and I highly recommend this book for both translators and students who want to truly understand the meaning and value of this literary art.
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By Peter V. on October 11, 2014
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It belabors the obvious too much.
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