Mouse Or Rat: Translation As Negotiation

ISBN 10: 0753817985 / ISBN 13: 9780753817988
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.82 avg rating
(296 ratings)

Synopsis: From the world-famous author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE, an illuminating and humorous study on the pleasures and pitfalls of translation. 'Translation is always a shift, not between two languages but between two cultures. A translator must take into account rules that are not strictly linguistic but, broadly speaking, cultural.' Umberto Eco is of the world's most brilliant and entertaining writers on literature and language. In this accessible and dazzling study, he turns his eye on the subject of translations and the problems the differences between cultures can cause. The book is full of little gems about mistranslations and misunderstandings.For example when you put 'Studies in the logic of Charles Sanders Peirce' through an internet translation machine, it becomes 'Studies in the logic of the Charles of sandpaper grinding machines Peirce'. In Italian 'ratto' has no connotation of 'contemptible person' but denotes speed ('you dirty rat' could take on a whole new meaning!) What could be a weighty subject is never dull, fired by Eco's immense wit and erudition, providing an entertaining read that illuminates the process of negotiation that all translators must make.

About the Author: Umberto Eco is Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna and one of the world's most famous -- and admired -- writers. His is the author of the novels In the Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, Baudolino and The Island of the Day Before.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Mouse Or Rat: Translation As Negotiation
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Eco, Prof Umberto
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001515686

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 1.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Prof Umberto Eco
Published by W&N (2004)
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
MusicMagpie
(Stockport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W&N, 2004. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9780753817988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Eco, Umberto
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (2004)
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP78904696

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Eco, Umberto
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Buckle's Books
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0753817985 Paperback. Some highlighting throughout. Good condition. Seller Inventory # CA20032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Prof Umberto Eco
Published by W&N, London (2004)
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Carmarthenshire Rare Books
(Carmarthen, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W&N, London, 2004. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. paperback,200 pages,spine a little faded hence very good.Shelf 189. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 105173

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Umberto Eco
Published by Orion Publishing Co
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orion Publishing Co. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780753817988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 5.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Umberto Eco
Published by Orion Publishing Co (2004)
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orion Publishing Co, 2004. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9780753817988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 5.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Umberto Eco
Published by Orion Publishing Co, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orion Publishing Co, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the world-famous author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE, an illuminating and humorous study on the pleasures and pitfalls of translation. Translation is always a shift, not between two languages but between two cultures. A translator must take into account rules that are not strictly linguistic but, broadly speaking, cultural. Umberto Eco is of the world s most brilliant and entertaining writers on literature and language. In this accessible and dazzling study, he turns his eye on the subject of translations and the problems the differences between cultures can cause. The book is full of little gems about mistranslations and misunderstandings.For example when you put Studies in the logic of Charles Sanders Peirce through an internet translation machine, it becomes Studies in the logic of the Charles of sandpaper grinding machines Peirce . In Italian ratto has no connotation of contemptible person but denotes speed ( you dirty rat could take on a whole new meaning!)What could be a weighty subject is never dull, fired by Eco s immense wit and erudition, providing an entertaining read that illuminates the process of negotiation that all translators must make. Seller Inventory # AA29780753817988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Prof Umberto Eco (author)
Published by Orion 2004-12-02, London (2004)
ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orion 2004-12-02, London, 2004. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780753817988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

ISBN 10: 0753817985 ISBN 13: 9780753817988
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Speedy Hen
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0753817985. Seller Inventory # ST0753817985

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 24.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 21 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book