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After Babel

After Babel

(1975)
Aspects of Language And Translation
A non fiction book by

 
George Steiner's essential tome on linguistics, hailed by the New York Times as a "dazzling inquiry into the possibility of translation"

In his classic work, literary critic and scholar George Steiner tackles what he considers the Babel "problem": Why, over the course of history, have humans developed thousands of different languages when the social, material, and economic advantages of a single tongue are obvious? Steiner argues that different cultures' desires for privacy and exclusivity led to each developing its own language. Translation, he believes, is at the very heart of human communication, and thus at the heart of human nature. From our everyday perception of the world around us, to creativity and the uninhibited imagination, to the often inexplicable poignancy of poetry, we are constantly translating - even from our native language.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1993 : UK Hardback
Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0192123009 / 9780192123008 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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January 1975 : UK Hardback
Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0192121960 / 9780192121967 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Paperback Editions

April 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0192880934 / 9780192880932 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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January 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0192828746 / 9780192828743 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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April 1976 : UK Paperback
Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation (Galaxy Books)
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0195020480 / 9780195020489 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
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June 1976 : UK Paperback
Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation (Oxford Paperbacks)
Author(s): George Steiner
ISBN: 0192811894 / 9780192811899 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
Author(s): George Steiner

Publisher: Open Road Media
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