Translation and Taboo
Douglas Robinson, Translation and
A study of the survival of ancient taboos
on sacred texts in the practice and theory of translation in the West.
Special focus on Apuleius' Golden Ass and the Isiac mysteries; Herodotus,
Socrates, Plato, and the birth of reason; the Christian mysteries; Augustine
and Jerome and the rise of asceticism; R. D. Laing and the schizoid personality;
translation and empire; Tejaswini Niranjana and the "retranslation"
of a Kannada vacana; Friedrich Schleiermacher and "going doubled
like a ghost"; Walter Benjamin's "Task of the Translator."
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DeKalb: Northern Illinois University