sympathy for the traitor

Download Book Sympathy For The Traitor in PDF format. You can Read Online Sympathy For The Traitor here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Sympathy For The Traitor

Author : Mark Polizzotti
ISBN : 9780262346719
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 47. 91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 177
Read : 154

Get This Book


An engaging and unabashedly opinionated examination of what translation is and isn't.For some, translation is the poor cousin of literature, a necessary evil if not an outright travesty—summed up by the old Italian play on words, traduttore, traditore (translator, traitor). For others, translation is the royal road to cross-cultural understanding and literary enrichment. In this nuanced and provocative study, Mark Polizzotti attempts to reframe the debate along more fruitful lines. Eschewing both these easy polarities and the increasingly abstract discourse of translation theory, he brings the main questions into clearer focus: What is the ultimate goal of a translation? What does it mean to label a rendering “faithful”? (Faithful to what?) Is something inevitably lost in translation, and can something also be gained? Does translation matter, and if so, why? Unashamedly opinionated, both a manual and a manifesto, his book invites usto sympathize with the translator not as a “traitor” but as the author's creative partner.Polizzotti, himself a translator of authors from Patrick Modiano to Gustave Flaubert, explores what translation is and what it isn't, and how it does or doesn't work. Translation, he writes, “skirts the boundaries between art and craft, originality and replication, altruism and commerce, genius and hack work.” In Sympathy for the Traitor, he shows us how to read not only translations but also the act of translation itself, treating it not as a problem to be solved but as an achievement to be celebrated—something, as Goethe put it, “impossible, necessary, and important.”

Contra Instrumentalism

Author : Lawrence Venuti
ISBN : 9781496205131
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 61. 58 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 119
Read : 954

Get This Book


Contra Instrumentalism questions the long-accepted notion that translation reproduces or transfers an invariant contained in or caused by the source text. This “instrumental” model of translation has dominated translation theory and commentary for more than two millennia, and its influence can be seen today in elite and popular cultures, in academic institutions and in publishing, in scholarly monographs and in literary journalism, in the most rarefied theoretical discourses and in the most commonly used clichés. Contra Instrumentalism aims to end the dominance of instrumentalism by showing how it grossly oversimplifies translation practice and fosters an illusion of immediate access to source texts. Lawrence Venuti asserts that all translation is an interpretive act that necessarily entails ethical responsibilities and political commitments. Venuti argues that a hermeneutic model offers a more comprehensive and incisive understanding of translation that enables an appreciation of not only the creative and scholarly aspects of what a translator does but also the crucial role translation plays in the cultural and social institutions that shape human life.

Highland Warrior

Author : Hannah Howell
ISBN : 9781420119398
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 54. 26 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 848
Read : 618

Get This Book


Fleeing an obsessed suitor, Fiona MacEnroy rides recklessly into Scotland's wildest hills and is captured by a horde of well-armed men. Instead of battling for her life, she finds herself swept away by a powerful stranger and carried off to a remote, forbidding keep. Oddly, here at Scarglas, a place shrouded in mystery and the black reputation of the rogue clan MacFingal, Fiona feels a strange, comforting sense of safety. . .and a consuming passion for its rugged laird. Spellbound by Fiona's beauty yet determined to fight the longing she ignites, Ewan MacFingal plots to ransom Fiona back to her kin. Sworn to protect his eccentric clan against the dangers invading Scarglas, he refuses to be weakened by the power of a woman whose every glance and touch tell him that she is everything his heart desires. Now, as pride and passion war within, dark peril and forbidding secrets will force them to trust what has yet to be spoken--the unshakable power of a timeless love. Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels. . . "Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell." --Publishers Weekly "Expert storyteller Howell pens another Highland winner." --Romantic Times

Darkness At Noon

Author : Arthur Koestler
ISBN : 9781439188453
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 26. 68 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 916
Read : 826

Get This Book


Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s. During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation. A seminal work of twentieth-century literature, Darkness At Noon is a penetrating exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to enforce its beliefs by any means necessary.

The Perverse Gaze Of Sympathy

Author : Laura Hinton
ISBN : 0791443396
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 27. 41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 528
Read : 789

Get This Book


Offers a new interpretation of “sympathy” as an instrument for investigating contemporary culture, gender, and visual technique.

Sympathy

Author : C. Taylor
ISBN : 9780230514010
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 40. 3 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 649
Read : 795

Get This Book


It is widely held in contemporary moral philosophy that moral agency must be explained in terms of some more basic account of human nature. This book presents a fundamental challenge to this view. Specifically, it argues that sympathy, understood as an immediate and unthinking response to another's suffering, plays a constitutive role in our conception of what it is to be human, and specifically in that conception of human life on which anything we might call a moral life depends.

Sympathy And Other Poems

Author : Mr. Pratt (Samuel Jackson)
ISBN : MINN:31951002061811J
Genre :
File Size : 85. 88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 501
Read : 740

Get This Book



The Congressional Globe

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : UCBK:C109461366
Genre : Law
File Size : 81. 6 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 664
Read : 1202

Get This Book



The Traitor

Author : Kimberley Chambers
ISBN : 9781409051084
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 44. 17 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 727
Read : 1260

Get This Book


From the No.1 bestselling author of Tainted Love. With her mother dead and her father currently in prison awaiting trial for her murder, a pregnant Frankie is blamed for the tragedy and forced to live with her wideboy fiance, Jed O'Hara, in a trailer on his parents' land. Frankie struggles to adapt to their gypsy way of life, but when her daughter, Georgie, is born, things go from bad to worse. Jed's mother is a loud, brazen, domineering woman, who has always yearned for a daughter herself, and she begins to take over her baby granddaughter. Meanwhile Frankie's family and friends know that Jed is cheating on her, but blinded by love and a sucker for his charm, Frankie refuses to believe them. Then one day the unthinkable happens. Sick to the stomach at her discovery, Frankie for once sees Jed for what he really is. She realises that the man she loves is not only heartless, but also violent and dangerous. Petrified for the safety of herself and her family, Frankie plots the ultimate revenge. But can she actually go through with it?

Traitor S Blood

Author : Michael Arnold
ISBN : 9781848544055
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 40. 47 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 870
Read : 483

Get This Book


Traitor's Blood, the first in The Civil War Chronicles, Michael Arnold's acclaimed series of historical thrillers, sees battle-scarred hero Captain Stryker, 'the Sharpe of the Civil War', confront his nemesis. 'Stands in comparison with the best of Cornwell' Yorkshire Post Once seen in the heat of battle, Captain Stryker is never forgotten. A hardened veteran of the wars in the Low Countries, he has come home to England to seek revenge on the man who left him for dead and scarred him for life. Stryker is driven by loyalty rather than conviction to serve King Charles's cause. He has no truck with aristocracy, preferring the company of a handful of trusted men, including sometime actor Lancelot Forreseter and his foul-mouthed sergeant, Skellen. But when the existence of a dangerous spy at the heart of the Royalist establishment is discovered, it is Stryker whom Prince Rupert chooses to capture the man before he realises the game is up. Lightly armed and with only a handful of men, Stryker must journey across a country riven by bitterness and beset by marauding bands of soldiers in a race against time. But unbeknown to Stryker, someone else is also closing in on his quarry, someone whom Stryker has sworn to kill: Captain Eli Makepeace, his nemesis, the man who nearly destroyed him . . .

Top Download:

Best Books