By Barbara Cassin, Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, Michael Wood
This is often an encyclopedic dictionary of with reference to 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 smooth, smooth, and modern sessions, those are phrases that impression pondering around the humanities. The entries, written via greater than a hundred and fifty distinctive students, describe the origins and meanings of every time period, the historical past and context of its utilization, its translations into different languages, and its use in outstanding texts. The dictionary additionally contains essays at the detailed features of specific languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Originally released in French, this different 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 plenty of more.The result's a useful reference for college students, students, and common readers drawn to the multilingual lives of a few of our so much 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
- comprises phrases from greater than a dozen languages
- Entries written through greater than a hundred and fifty extraordinary thinkers
- on hand in English for the 1st time, with new contributions by way of 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
- includes huge cross-references and bibliographies
- a useful source for college students and students around the humanities