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Title: Translator's Invisibility: A History of Translation
Author: Venuti, Lawrence
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1994
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415115384
Volumes: 1; Pages: 336
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The Translator's Invisibilty traces the history of translation from the seventeenth century to the present day. It shows how fluency prevailed over other translation strategies to shape the canon of foreign literatures in English, and investigates the cultural consequences of the domestic values which were simulateneously inscribed and masked in foreign texts during this period.
Lawrence Venuti examines alternative theories of translation which aim to communicate linguistic and cultural differences instead of eliding them. This book is an indispensable explanation of the way in which translation can be studied as a locus of difference. It will be illuminating and helpful reading.
"Starting with the English translations of Catullus and concluding with the translations created by Robert Lowell and Zukofsky, Venuti tries to show how the theory and practice of translating literary works has been enacted throughout the centuries..."--World Literature Today