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Venuti, Lawrence

Works: 56 works in 348 publications in 5 languages and 10,133 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Noir fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Short stories  Horror fiction  Poetry  Diary fiction  Erotic fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: P306.2, 418.02
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Venuti
The Translation studies reader by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

75 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Translation Studies Reader provides a definitive survey of the most important and influential developments in translation theory and research, with an emphasis on twentieth-century developments. With introductory essays prefacing each section, the book places a wide range of seminal and innovative readings within their thematic, cultural and historical contexts. The third edition of this classic reader has been fully revised and updated and adds a new section: 2000 and beyond, which includes five new readings. These new readings bring the Reader up to date with recent developments in the field and include articles on translation and world literature and translation and the internet."--Publisher's website
The translator's invisibility : a history of translation by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

81 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since publication over ten years ago, "The Translator's Invisibility" has provoked debate and controversy within the field of translation and become a classic text. Providing a fascinating account of the history of translation from the seventeenth century to the present day, Venuti shows how fluency prevailed over other translation strategies to shape the canon of foreign literatures in English and investigates the cultural consequences of the receptor values which were simultaneously inscribed and masked in foreign texts during this period. The author locates alternative translation theories and practices in British, American and European cultures which aim to communicate linguistic and cultural differences instead of removing them. In this new edition of his work, Venuti: clarifies and further develops key terms and arguments; responds to critical commentary on his argument; incorporates new case studies that include: an 18th century translation of a French novel by a working class woman; Richard Burton's controversial translation of the Arabian Nights; modernist poetry translation; translations of Dostoevsky by the bestselling translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky; and translated crime fiction; and, updates data on the current state of translation, including publishing statistics and translators' rates. "The Translator's Invisibility "will be essential reading for students of translation studies at all levels. "Lawrence Venuti" is Professor of English at Temple University, Philadelphia. He is a translation theorist and historian as well as a translator and his recent publications include: "The Scandals of Translation: Towards an Ethics of Difference" and "The Translation Studies Reader, both published by Routledge."
The scandals of translation : towards an ethics of difference by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scandals of Translation advances current thinking about translation, as Venuti works towards the formulation of an ethics that enables translation to be written, read, & evaluated with great respect for linguistic & cultural difference
Rethinking translation : discourse, subjectivity, ideology by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restless nights : selected stories of Dino Buzzati by Dino Buzzati( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siren : a selection from Dino Buzzati by Dino Buzzati( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goodbye kiss by Massimo Carlotto( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giorgio Pellegrini is wanted in Italy for a series of crimes linked to political extremism. He has been hiding out in Central America, half-heartedly lending a hand to a group of leftwing militants engaged in a bloody civil war. After the Comandante orders the assassination of his companion and compatriot, Pellegrini decides it might just be time to head back home."--Cover flap
Our halcyon dayes : English prerevolutionary texts and postmodern culture by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passion by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian army officer finds a woman repulsive, but succumbs to her anyway. How she gets him under her spell is the essence of this novel, written in 1869 but translated only after being adapted as a Broadway musical. By the author of Fantastic Tales
100 strokes of the brush before bed by Melissa P.( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An instant blockbuster in Italy where it has sold over 700,000 copies, and now an international literary phenomenon, "100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed" is the fictionalized memoir of Melissa P., a Sicilian teenager whose quest for love rapidly devolves into a shocking journey of sexual discovery
Death's dark abyss by Massimo Carlotto( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlotto (The Goodbye Kiss), who served time for a murder he didn't commit before becoming a writer, has crafted a subtle and disturbing tale of the effects of violence on its survivors. Wine salesman Silvano Contin's unremarkable but happy life is irrevocably shattered when a pair of bank robbers seize his wife and young son as hostages, and then execute them
Italy : a traveler's literary companion( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of Italy's best-known writers join Italy's rising literary stars to take the reader on a panoramic tour of both city and countryside, across the social spectrum, surveying the country's rich cultural history. Explore Italy's popular tourist destinations and out-of-the-way spots under the fresh and even startling light cast by these eighteen diverse and exciting stories, most of which are available here in English for the first time"--Publisher's description
Translation changes everything : theory and practice by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Translation Changes Everything leading theorist Lawrence Venuti gathers fourteen of his incisive essays since 2000. The selection sketches the trajectory of his thinking about translation while engaging with the main trends in research and commentary. The issues covered include basic concepts like equivalence, retranslation, and reader reception; sociological topics like the impact of translations in the academy and the global cultural economy; and philosophical problems such as the translator's unconscious and translation ethics. Every essay presents case studies tha
Fantastic tales by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giulia's corpse ... rests in her shroud as if wrapped in the veils of her virginal bed. Her beauty has lost none of its seductiveness. A white dress, light, almost diaphanous, covers her modest figure ... Her pure white hands lie at her sides with the gentle surrender of sleep, and only her feet, pointing upward and joined together, bear witness to the horrible rigidity of death." This passage from "Bouvard," a macabre evocation of obsessive love beyond the grave typifies the eerie narratives in Fantastic Tales. The first Gothic tales published in the Italian language, Tarchetti's strange stories recall and sometimes imitate those of Edgar Allan Poe, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Mary Shelley. In "A Spirit in a Raspberry," a nobleman is possessed by the soul of a servant girl; "The Letter U" recounts a man's mysterious phobia about that letter; the unexpected gift of everlasting life becomes a dreaded, endless curse in "The Elixir of Immortality." William Weaver, translator of Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, writes: "While current Italian literature in English translation is closely followed by publishers, critics, and readers, the Italian writers of the past ... are largely ignored. Lawrence Venuti now presents the nineteenth-century writer Iginio Ugo Tarchetti--a strange, romantic figure now almost forgotten even by Italian readers. But, as Venuti's probing introduction to this collection of tales indicates, Tarchetti is emblematic, the child of his times and their taste. These stories are enjoyable to read simply for themselves, but they also illustrate a literary culture of notable fascination. The translations flow, yet retain the flavor of their period and are true to the style and personality of their curious, gifted author." Mercury House is pleased to present the first English translation of Fantastic Tales, in a fine edition illustrated by San Francisco
Breath : poems and letters by Antonia Pozzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temple of Iconoclasts by Juan Rodolfo Wilcock( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From an armchair in England, Rosenblum hatches a complicated plot to return the world to the year 1580-reintroducing ruffs, doublets, codpieces, and sundry period diseases. By sheer force of will, Littlefield discovers that he's able to crystallize table salt into the shapes of "chickens and other small animals." Babson founds an international organization with the declared aim of annulling the law of gravity. These are only a few of the dozens of eccentrics, visionaries, and downright crackpots who populate the pages of Juan Rodolfo Wilcock's charming fiction in the form of a biographical dictionary. Temple's brief portraits blend mordant satire and profound imaginative sympathy, taking in the whole dazzling spectrum of human folly-including a handful of colors that only Wilcock's Swiftian eye could possibly have perceived"--
Edward Hopper : poems by Ernest Farrés( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite intuition : selected poetry and prose by Milo De Angelis( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching translation : programs, courses, pedagogies by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past half century, translation studies has emerged decisively as an academic field around the world, and in recent years the number of academic institutions offering instruction in translation has risen along with an increased demand for translators, interpreters and translator trainers. Teaching Translation isthe most comprehensive and theoretically informed overview of current translation teaching. Contributions from leading figures in translation studies are preceded by a substantial introduction by Lawrence Venuti, in which he presents a view of translation as the ultimate humanistic task -- an interpretive act that varies the form, meaning, and effect of the source text. 26 incisive chapters are divided into four parts, covering certificate and degree programs ; teaching translation practices ; studying translation theory, history, and practice ; surveys of translation pedagogies and key textbooks. The chapters describe long-standing programs and courses in the US, Canada, the UK, and Spain, and each one presents an exemplary model for teaching that can be replicated or adapted in other institutions. Each contributor responds to fundamental questions at the core of any translation course -- for example, how is translation defined? What qualifies students for admission to the course? What impact does the institutional site have upon the course or pedagogy? Teaching Translation will be relevant for all those working and teaching in the areas of translation and translation studies.--Publisher website
Translation and minority( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The scandals of translation : towards an ethics of difference
Alternative Names
Lawrence Venuti American translator

Lawrence Venuti Amerikaans taalkundige

Lawrence Venuti traductor estadounidense

Lawrence Venuti traduttore statunitense

Lawrence Venuti US-amerikanischer Anglist, Translationswissenschaftler und Übersetzer mit italienischen Wurzeln

Venuti, Lawrence

Венути, Лоуренс

فينوتي، لورانس، 1953-

لورانس فينتي، 1953-

베누티, 로렌스


The translator's invisibility : a history of translationThe scandals of translation : towards an ethics of differenceThe goodbye kissOur halcyon dayes : English prerevolutionary texts and postmodern culturePassion100 strokes of the brush before bedDeath's dark abyssItaly : a traveler's literary companion