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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; 3 edition (23 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192880934
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192880932
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.3 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Translation ... has long needed a champion, and at last in George Steiner it has found a scholar who is a match for the task. (Maurice Cranston, Sunday Times)

A masterly and impressive work (Jan Marsh, Daily Telegraph)

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George Steiner is Extraordinary Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge, and Professor of English and Compararive Literature at the University of Geneva.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By flexiblepen on 23 Jun. 2011
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It is so good to see a major scholar take issue with the easy formulaics of Chomskyan language theory. Sociolinguists have for a long time understood that language - real language, on the street - does not allow for coding theory, but springs from context: who am I trying to communicate with? Why? How do they regard me and how do I want to be regarded? All these things are touched on by Steiner. My only reservation is that his own writing style can be a little pompous and magisterial at times - but never mind.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By J. J. Guzy on 8 Jun. 2000
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Steiner examines questions of how we understand and use language by focussing upon the difficulties of translation. Many readers brought up on a coding theory view of language may find the book's thesis difficult to understand and thereby experience the problem at first hand. Steiner takes a view of language antithetic to the rule governed coding system espoused by Chomsky. He does not suggest a mechanism for language understanding. Instead he provides a myriad examples of cases which the coding theory approach could never hope to account for. In order to understand you have to try and work out what the other is saying. Language facilitates but is not the prerequisite of communication. An absolute tour de force of a book.
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George Steiner's After Babel is a must-read and have for anyone interested in language aspects and translation. Very good book, indeed.
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By Mr R Uzar on 17 July 2014
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Fantastic book by a titanic writer and translation theorist.
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By Costas Kalotaris on 26 Dec. 2014
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