ERIC Number: ED085752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Why Re-Create? A Conversation About Translation with Burton Raffel. The National Humanities Faculty Why Series.
Raffel, Burton; Cleary, Vincent J.
This document relates a conversation about translation between Vincent Cleary, a university teacher of Latin literature who formerly taught at the high school level, and Burton Raffel, a translator who has published works from a variety of foreign languages. Cleary provides such questions and comments as: "Why translation?""How much do we need foreign culture?" and "What can we as readers look for in a translation?" Raffel responds to these and other questions. In so doing analyzes the process of translation and claims that translation plays an essential role in our understanding of the world. (LL)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Exchange, Culture Contact, Humanities Instruction, Interpreters, Languages, Literature, Reading Materials, Translation
Chandler & Sharp Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 3975, Rincon Annex, San Francisco, California 94119 ($1.95)
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Authoring Institution: National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.