Martin S. Harbsmeier,
Volume 7 in this series
Translation presents a multi-layered process which transforms both the language and culture of the translator and the perception of the language and culture of what is translated. The discussion about the extent to which the individual form and culturally alien content of literary texts allows them to be translated took on a new quality in Germany around 1800 - particularly in connection with ancient literature; many of the questions raised at that time still influence the discourse of translation theory today. The volume presents a collection of papers examining translation as exemplars of hermeneutic problems, of mediation, of the search for equivalent form and of creative processes.