On Self-Translation: Meditations on Language

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Price
$36.95  $34.36
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Publish Date
Pages
284
Dimensions
6.1 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781438471488

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About the Author
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author of many books, including Borges, the Jew, also published by SUNY Press.
Reviews
"...On Self-Translation: Meditations on Language, is, at its best, an engrossing potpourri of this thinker's continuing thoughts about language, culture, and the self ... His capacious mind and intellectual verve are captured well in his short introduction." -- The Arts Fuse

"On Self-Translation is a beautiful and often profound work. Stavans, a superb stylist, offers erudite meditations on translation, and gives us new ways to think about language itself." -- Jack Lynch, author of The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of' "Proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park

"Stavans carries his learning light, and has the gift of communicating the profoundest of insights in the simplest of ways. The book is delightfully free of unnecessary jargon and ponderous discourse, allowing the reader time and space for her own reflections without having to slow down in the reading of it. This is work born out of the deep confidence that complete and dedicated immersion in a chosen field of knowledge (and practice) can bring; it is further infused with original wisdom accrued from self-reflexive, lived experiences of multilinguality." -- Kavita Panjabi, Jadavpur University