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To browse Academia. Skip to main content. By using our site, you agree to our collection of information through the use of cookies. To learn more, view our Privacy Policy. Log In Sign Up. Edwin Gentzler, Contemporary Translation Theories. Beatriz Torres. It successfully prehension. The Old English addresses the many difficulties wording and excessively formal faced by those engaged in the style used in some of the texts may treacherous, yet rewarding task also cause difficulties for inexpe- that is translating literature.

Routledge, manifests itself in contemporary New York. Although it is a bit difficult to link and process all the ideas of theorists, philosophers and Contemporary Translation Theory linguista regarding the nature of is an effort to provide an overview translation, this ambitious chapter of the theories of translation, with is a well-conceived foundation for special focus on the application of the rest of the book and encourages translation for breaking cultural the reader to discover more about barriers.

The book contains a total developments in this field. By means of these topics, shop and its contribution to the Gentzler focuses on both the translation phenomenon. The third theory and practice of translation. Ad- important for the understanding of ditionally, the influence of these problems of translation process. Thus, the where the author posits the possib- author deals with a number of ility of a new methodology of fundamental and basic aspects translation, considering the de- concerning translation work.

Gentzler goes back to the seventies Finally, one characteristic of in chapter 4, where he provides an this book is that none of the chap- overview of the field of translation ters can be considered weak, since in those times, emphasizing the each provides an important con- contribution of the translators to tribution to the understanding of the development of the field in the the translation field.

In addition, eighties. One important part of this through explanations, discussions book is the combination between and critics about each particular Polysystem Theory and Transla- translation theory, Gentzler em- tion Studies, presented in chapter phasizes the need of alternative 5. But the most interesting part of approaches and states that decons- the book, although the most dif- truction is a first step for arriving ficult to follow, deals with decon- at a "real intra- and intercultural struction, in chapter 6.

The author communication". On the negative brings ideas about translation lide, the book is admittedly a hard work, according to some philos- read, information dense, and rich ophers such as Michel Foucault with references. It's definitely not and Derrida, which claimed that a book for the novice in Transla- source-texts "go beyond the limits tion Studies, however it is worthy of language". He, also in this chap- to read for anyone with a serious ter, evaluate deconstructionist ap- interest in the field.

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