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A generally good, well-written and interesting work on the art of translation, marred only by some careless and foolish comments in support of Daniel Cassidy's 'creative'... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Seán
Edith Grossman writes very passionately and persuasively about the art of translation. Indeed, I found the passion in her writing contagious. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Angela M
Though I am not a professional translator, I couldn't disagree more with the reviewers that found Grossman's "Why Translation Matters" a dry read. Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by wch
I greatly appreciated Ms Grossman's clear, direct, didactic language in her book Why Translation Matters. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Cristina Sanchez-Fuentes
I come to Why Translation Matters by Edith Grossman as an armchair translator. While I certainly appreciate and admire the work of translators, I am not a professional and perhaps... Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by Craig Rowland
I'm not a professional translator. I'm just a young person interested in becoming a translator and exploring the possibility of getting a degree in it. Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by Ms. Pigglewiggle
A great book that offers insight into what translators do; however, if book were merely this, it would be a rather narrow focus for many. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by H2Steacher
For the subject matter it tackles WHY TRANSLATION MATTERS is an astonishingly easy read (I read it twice: first on a flight from Europe to the US and then at home with a pencil in... Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by ruslan smirnov
Translation matters, because all human communication is translation. This is a brilliant book, profoundly engaging and engagingly profound. Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by revbill