Barbara Cassin,Emily Apter,Jacques Lezra,Michael Wood's Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon PDF

By Barbara Cassin,Emily Apter,Jacques Lezra,Michael Wood

Characters in a few languages, quite Hebrew and Arabic, would possibly not exhibit correctly as a result of machine obstacles. Transliterations of phrases look prior to the representations in overseas characters.

This is an encyclopedic dictionary of with regards 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 comparable 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, smooth, and modern sessions, those are phrases that impression pondering around the humanities. The entries, written by means of greater than one hundred fifty unusual students, describe the origins and meanings of every time period, the heritage and context of its utilization, its translations into different languages, and its use in striking texts. The dictionary additionally contains essays at the specific features of specific languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Originally released in French, this distinct reference paintings is now on hand 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 so much influential phrases and ideas.

  • Covers with reference to four hundred vital philosophical, literary, and political phrases that defy effortless translation among languages and cultures
  • Includes phrases from greater than a dozen languages
  • Entries written by means of greater than a hundred and fifty distinctive thinkers
  • Available in English for the 1st time, with new contributions through 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
  • Contains broad cross-references and bibliographies
  • An valuable source for college kids and students around the humanities

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