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Mouse or Rat?: Translation as Negotiation

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Based on a series of lectures on translation these essays are thought-provoking and compelling discussions on the difficulties of translating faithfully. Using examples from classic literary texts including his own bestselling novels Eco examines the rights and wrongs, the misunderstandings and the 'negotiations' needed in order to translate. He examines various problems in translation with great wit and humour. Pointing out the pitfalls of literal translation, he asks a machine to translate the beginning of the Bible into ...

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Mouse or Rat?: Translation as Negotiation
2004, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780753817988

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Mouse or Rat?: Translation as Negotiation
2003, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297830016

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