qWhy Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator's role. As the acclaimed translator Edith Grossman writes in her introduction, qMy intention is to stimulate a new consideration of an area of literature that is too often ignored, misunderstood, or misrepresented.q For Grossman, translation has a transcendent importance: qTranslation not only plays its important traditional role as the means that allows us access to literature originally written in one of the countless languages we cannot read, but it also represents a concrete literary presence with the crucial capacity to ease and make more meaningful our relationships to those with whom we may not have had a connection before. Translation always helps us to know, to see from a different angle, to attribute new value to what once may have been unfamiliar. As nations and as individuals, we have a critical need for that kind of understanding and insight. The alternative is unthinkableq.q -- Book jacket.aquot;Why Translation Matters argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translatora#39;s role.
|Title||:||Why Translation Matters|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2010|