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Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation
Edited by Sandra Bermann & Michael Wood

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction Sandra Bermann 1

PART I: TRANSLATION AS MEDIUM AND ACROSS MEDIA 11

The Public Role of Writers and Intellectuals Edward Said 15
Issues in the Translatability of Law Pierre Legrand 30
Simultaneous Interpretation: Language and Cultural Difference Lynn Visson 51
A Touch of Translation: On Walter Benjamin's "Task of the Translator" Samuel Weber 65
The Languages of Cinema Michael Wood 79

PART II: THE ETHICS OF TRANSLATION 89

Translating into English Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 93
Tracking the "Native Informant": Cultural Translation as the Horizon of Literary Translation Henry Staten 111
Levinas, Translation, and Ethics Robert Eaglestone 127
Comparative Literature: The Delay in Translation Stanley Corngold 139
Translation as Community: The Opacity of Modernizations of Genji monogatari Jonathan E. Abel 146
Translation with No Original: Scandals of Textual Reproduction Emily Apter 159

PART III: TRANSLATION AND DIFFERENCE 175

Local Contingencies: Translation and National Identities Lawrence Venuti 177
Nationum Origo Jacques Lezra 203
Metrical Translation: Nineteenth-Century Homers and the Hexameter Mania Yopie Prins 229
Translating History Sandra Bermann 257
German Academic Exiles in Istanbul: Translation as the Bildung of the Other Azade Seyhan 274
DeLillo in Greece Eluding the Name Stathis Gourgouris 289

PART IV: BEYOND THE NATION 311

Translating Grief Françoise Lionnet 315
"Synthetic Vision": Internationalism and the Poetics of Decolonization Gauri Viswanathan 326
National Literature in Transnational Times: Writing Transition in the "New" South Africa Vilashini Cooppan 346
Postcolonial Latin America and the Magic Realist Imperative: A Report to an Academy Sylvia Molloy 370
Death in Translation David Damrosch 380

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS 399
INDEX 403

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