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The Resource Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon, edited by Barbara Cassin ; translated by Steven Rendall, Christian Hubert, Jeffrey Mehlman, Nathaniel Stein, and Michael Syrotinski ; translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, and Michael Wood

Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon, edited by Barbara Cassin ; translated by Steven Rendall, Christian Hubert, Jeffrey Mehlman, Nathaniel Stein, and Michael Syrotinski ; translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, and Michael Wood

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Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon
Title
Dictionary of untranslatables
Title remainder
a philosophical lexicon
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara Cassin ; translated by Steven Rendall, Christian Hubert, Jeffrey Mehlman, Nathaniel Stein, and Michael Syrotinski ; translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, and Michael Wood
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first 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. Young, and many more.The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas." -- Publisher's description
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Cassin, Barbara
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1960-
  • 1936-
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  • Rendall, Steven
  • Hubert, Christian
  • Melham, Jeffrey
  • Stein, Nathaniel
  • Syrotinski, Michael
  • Apter, Emily S
  • Lezra, Jacques
  • Wood, Michael
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  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
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Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon, edited by Barbara Cassin ; translated by Steven Rendall, Christian Hubert, Jeffrey Mehlman, Nathaniel Stein, and Michael Syrotinski ; translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, and Michael Wood
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Note
"First published in France under the title Vocabulaire europeen des philosophies: Dictionnaire des intraduisibles (c) 2004 by Editions de Seuil."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17543836
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 1297 pages
Isbn
9780691138701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)830682403
Label
Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon, edited by Barbara Cassin ; translated by Steven Rendall, Christian Hubert, Jeffrey Mehlman, Nathaniel Stein, and Michael Syrotinski ; translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, and Michael Wood
Publication
Note
"First published in France under the title Vocabulaire europeen des philosophies: Dictionnaire des intraduisibles (c) 2004 by Editions de Seuil."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17543836
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 1297 pages
Isbn
9780691138701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)830682403

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