New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
book cover of Mouse or Rat?

Mouse or Rat?

(2003)
Translation as Negotiation
A non fiction book by

 
Translation is always a shift,not between two languages but between two cultures. A translator must take into account rules that are not strictly linguistic but, broadly speaking, cultural.' Umberto Eco is of the world's most brilliant and entertaining writers on literature and language. In this accessible and dazzling study, he turns his eye on the subject of translations and the problems the differences between cultures can cause. The book is full of little gems about mistranslations and misunderstandings.For example when you put 'Studies in the logic of Charles Sanders Peirce' through an internet translation machine, it becomes 'Studies in the logic of the Charles of sandpaper grinding machines Peirce'. In Italian 'ratto' has no connotation of 'contemptible person' but denotes speed ('you dirty rat' could take on a whole new meaning!) What could be a weighty subject is never dull, fired by Eco's immense wit and erudition, providing an entertaining read that illuminates the process of negotation that all translators must make.

    Get it on Google Play

Similar Books by other authors...



Hardback Editions

November 2003 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Mouse or Rat?: Translation as Negotiation
Author(s): Prof Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-297-83001-5 / 978-0-297-83001-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

September 2004 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Mouse Or Rat? : Translation as Negotiation
Author(s): Prof Umberto Eco
ISBN: 0-7538-1798-5 / 978-0-7538-1798-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Mouse or Rat?: Translation as Negotiation
Author(s): Umberto Eco
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Mouse or Rat?: Translation as Negotiation
Author(s): Umberto Eco
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   



Search for