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Venuti, Lawrence

Works: 44 works in 273 publications in 4 languages and 9,048 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Poetry  Diary fiction  Erotic stories  Drama  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: P306.2, 418.02
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Most widely held works about Lawrence Venuti
Most widely held works by Lawrence Venuti
The translator's invisibility a history of translation by Lawrence Venuti( )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,014 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 an
The scandals of translation towards an ethics of difference by Lawrence Venuti( )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,823 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
The translation studies reader by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

71 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Translation Studies Reader provides a definitive survey of the most important and influential approaches to translation theory and research, with an emphasis on the developments of the last thirty years. With introductory essays prefacing each section, the book places a wide range of seminal and innovative readings within their thematic, cultural and historical contexts. This already classic reader has been fully updated and revised. The second edition: · includes nine new readings, by authors such as Jerome, Dryden, Schleiermacher, Derrida, and Mason, some appearing in inventive retranslations · provides an historical dimension, with texts from antiquity to present · represents a wide range of languages, from Arabic to Bengali, Italian to Russian · explores the interdisciplinary nature of translation studies through readings in fields such as literary theory and linguistics, philosophy and film studies Contributors: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Walter Benjamin, Antoine Berman, Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Jorge Luis Borges, Annie Brisset, Lori Chamberlain, Jean Darbelnet, Jacques Derrida, John Dryden, Itamar Even-Zohar, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Keith Harvey, James S. Holmes, Roman Jakobson, Jerome, Andre; Lefevere, Philip E. Lewis, Ian Mason, Vladimir Nabokov, Eugene Nida, Friedrich Nietzsche, Abe; Mark Nornes, Nicolas Perrot D'Ablancourt, Ezra Pound, Katharina Reiss, Steven Rendall, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Gayatri Spivak, George Steiner, Gideon Toury, Hans J. Vermeer, Jean-Paul Vinay"
Restless nights : selected stories of Dino Buzzati by Dino Buzzati( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking translation : discourse, subjectivity, ideology by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 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 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goodbye kiss by Massimo Carlotto( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 323 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
Passion : a musical by Stephen Sondheim( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 288 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
Our halcyon dayes : English prerevolutionary texts and postmodern culture by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death's dark abyss by Massimo Carlotto( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 282 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
100 strokes of the brush before bed by Melissa P.( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 273 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
Italy : a traveler's literary companion( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 256 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
Fantastic tales by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 222 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
Translation changes everything : theory and practice by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 213 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
Breath : poems and letters by Antonia Pozzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 205 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 167 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 )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 156 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 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation and minority by Lawrence Venuti( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred strokes of the brush before bed by Melissa P.( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One very hot Italian summer, a schoolgirl sits alone in her bedroom, staring at posters of Marlene Dietrich and listening to classical music. She strips before her mirror, examining her adolescent body pleasurably, yet without desire. She writes:?I want love, diary. I want to feel my heart melt, to see the stalactites of my ice shatter and sink in the river of passion, of beauty.? The narrator searches for love but the men she meets only want sex. With the pain of unrequited love comes the excitement caused by her discovery of the sexual power she has over men (and other women). This diary of
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Alternative Names
لورانس فينتي، 1953-

The scandals of translation towards an ethics of differenceThe translation studies readerThe goodbye kissPassion : a musicalOur halcyon dayes : English prerevolutionary texts and postmodern cultureDeath's dark abyss100 strokes of the brush before bedItaly : a traveler's literary companion