By Barbara Cassin, Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, Michael Wood
This is often an encyclopedic dictionary of on the subject of four hundred vital philosophical, literary, and political phrases and ideas that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and tradition to a different. Drawn from greater than a dozen languages, phrases equivalent to Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are completely tested in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early glossy, glossy, and modern sessions, those are phrases that impact considering around the humanities. The entries, written via greater than a hundred and fifty individual students, describe the origins and meanings of every time period, the background and context of its utilization, its translations into different languages, and its use in striking texts. The dictionary additionally comprises essays at the exact features of specific languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Originally released in French, this one of a kind reference paintings is now to be had in English for the 1st time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. younger, and lots of more.The result's a useful reference for college students, students, and normal readers drawn to the multilingual lives of a few of our such a lot influential phrases and ideas.
- Covers with regards to four hundred very important philosophical, literary, and political phrases that defy effortless translation among languages and cultures
- contains phrases from greater than a dozen languages
- Entries written via greater than one hundred fifty special thinkers
- to be had in English for the 1st time, with new contributions via Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. younger, and plenty of more
- includes wide cross-references and bibliographies
- a useful source for college kids and students around the humanities