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After Babel

(1975)
Aspects of Language And Translation
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When it first appeared in 1975, After Babel created a sensation, quickly establishing itself as both a controversial and seminal study of literary theory. In the original edition, Steiner provided readers with the first systematic investigation since the eighteenth century of the phenomenology and processes of translation both inside and between languages. Taking issue with the principal emphasis of modern linguistics, he finds the root of the "Babel problem" in our deep instinct for privacy and territory, noting that every people has in its language a unique body of shared secrecy. With this provocative thesis he analyzes every aspect of translation from fundamental conditions of interpretation to the most intricate of linguistic constructions.

For the long-awaited second edition, Steiner entirely revised the text, added new and expanded notes, and wrote a new preface setting the work in the present context of hermeneutics, poetics, and translation studies. This new edition brings the bibliography up to the present with substantially updated references, including much Russian and Eastern European material.

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February 1993 : UK Hardback

Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0-19-212300-9 / 978-0-19-212300-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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January 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0-19-212196-0 / 978-0-19-212196-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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April 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0-19-288093-4 / 978-0-19-288093-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.
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January 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0-19-282874-6 / 978-0-19-282874-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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June 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation (Oxford Paperbacks)
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0-19-281189-4 / 978-0-19-281189-9 (UK edition)
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April 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation (Galaxy Books)
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0-19-502048-0 / 978-0-19-502048-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
Publisher: Open Road Media
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