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Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Translation & interpretation

The Wife of Willesden (Paperback): Zadie Smith The Wife of Willesden (Paperback)
Zadie Smith
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

WINNER OF THE MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT AT THE CRITICS CIRCLE THEATRE AWARDS 2022 'Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend. She plays many roles round here. And never Scared to tell the whole of her truth, whether Or not anyone wants to hear it. Wife Of Willesden: pissed enough to tell her life Story to whoever has ears and eyes . . .' Zadie Smith's first time writing for the stage, The Wife of Willesden is a riotous twenty-first century translation of Geoffrey Chaucer's classic The Wife of Bath's Prologue, brought to glorious life on the Kilburn High Road. Commissioned to celebrate Brent's year as Borough of Culture 2020, The Wife of Willesden ran at the Kiln Theatre, London from November 2021 to January 2022.

Translating Myth (Hardcover): Ben Pestell, Pietra Palazzolo, Leon Burnett Translating Myth (Hardcover)
Ben Pestell, Pietra Palazzolo, Leon Burnett
R1,848 Discovery Miles 18 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ever since Odysseus heard tales of his own exploits being retold among strangers, audiences and readers have been alive to the complications and questions arising from the translation of myth. How are myths taken and carried over into new languages, new civilizations, or new media? An international group of scholars is gathered in this volume to present diverse but connected case studies which address the artistic and political implications of the changing condition of myth - this most primal and malleable of forms. 'Translation' is treated broadly to encompass not only literary translation, but also the transfer of myth across cultures and epochs. In an age when the spiritual world is in crisis, Translating Myth constitutes a timely exploration of myth's endurance, and represents a consolidation of the status of myth studies as a discipline in its own right.

Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book VI (Paperback, New Ed): Christopher Pelling Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book VI (Paperback, New Ed)
Christopher Pelling
R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

In Books 6 and 7 Thucydides' narrative is, as Plutarch puts it, 'at its most emotional, vivid, and varied' as he describes the Sicilian Expedition that ended so catastrophically for Athens (415-413 BCE). Book 6 features tense debates both at Athens, with cautious Nicias no match for risk-taking Alcibiades, and at Syracuse, with the statesmanlike Hermocrates confronting the populist Athenagoras. The spectacle of the armada is memorably described; so is the panic at Athens when people fear that acts of sacrilege may be alienating the gods, with Alcibiades himself so implicated that he is soon recalled. The Book ends with Athens seeming poised for victory; that will soon change, and a sister commentary on Book 7 is being published simultaneously. The Introduction discusses the narrative skill and the part these books play in the architecture of the history. Considerable help with the Greek is offered throughout the Commentary.

Beyond The Impasse: The Promise Of A Process Hermeneutic (P126/Mrc) (Paperback, New): Beyond The Impasse: The Promise Of A Process Hermeneutic (P126/Mrc) (Paperback, New)
R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Piercing Leviathan - God's Defeat of Evil in the Book of Job (Paperback): Eric Ortlund Piercing Leviathan - God's Defeat of Evil in the Book of Job (Paperback)
Eric Ortlund; Edited by D. A Carson
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book VII (Paperback, New edition): Christopher Pelling Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book VII (Paperback, New edition)
Christopher Pelling
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

In Books 6 and 7 Thucydides' narrative is, as Plutarch puts it, 'at its most emotional, vivid, and varied' as he describes the Sicilian Expedition that ended so catastrophically for Athens (415-413 BCE). Book 7 opens with Athens seemingly on the point of victory, but the arrival of the Spartan commander Gylippus marks a change in fortunes and the Athenian commander Nicias is soon sending home a desperate plea for reinforcements. Three narrative masterpieces follow their arrival, first the eerie confusion of the night battle on the heights, then the naval clash in the Great Harbour, and finally the desperate attempt to escape and the slaughter at the river Assinarus. Following the sister commentary on Book 6, the Commentary offers students considerable help understanding the Greek while the Introduction discusses Thucydides' narrative skill and the part these books play in the architecture of the history.

Feasting on the Word, Complete 12-Volume Set (Paperback): David L. Bartlett Feasting on the Word, Complete 12-Volume Set (Paperback)
David L. Bartlett
R11,690 R9,056 Discovery Miles 90 560 Save R2,634 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Comprehending Technical Japanese (Paperback): Edward E. Daub Comprehending Technical Japanese (Paperback)
Edward E. Daub
R844 Discovery Miles 8 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Used for self-study or in the classroom, this text shows the reader how to read and translate technical Japanese texts by providing graded readings, explanatory notes, and translation aids.

Galatians - Redeeming Grace and the Cross of Christ (Spiral bound): Melissa McPhail, Lisa Menchinger Galatians - Redeeming Grace and the Cross of Christ (Spiral bound)
Melissa McPhail, Lisa Menchinger
R322 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R52 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Poetry & Translation - The Art of the Impossible (Paperback): Peter Robinson Poetry & Translation - The Art of the Impossible (Paperback)
Peter Robinson
R906 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R243 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Poetry & Translation the acclaimed poet and translator Peter Robinson examines the activity of translation practised by poets and others, and the way in which the various practices of translating have continued in parallel with the writing of original poetry. While some attention is paid to classic statements of the translator's cultural role, readers should not expect to find formalized theoretical debate along the lines already developed in translation studies courses and their teaching handbooks. Instead, Poetry & Translation seeks to raise issues and matters for discussion - not to close them down. The aim of the book is to increase knowledge of, and thought about, the interactive processes of reading and writing poetry composed in mother tongues and in translations. Poetry & Translation will be of value to all devoted readers and students of poetry or translation, to students involved in classical and modern languages, and to those taking part in creative writing courses, whether as students or as teachers.

Constructing Jesus - Memory, Imagination, and History (Paperback): Dale C., Jr. Allison Constructing Jesus - Memory, Imagination, and History (Paperback)
Dale C., Jr. Allison
R1,161 Discovery Miles 11 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What did Jesus think of himself? How did he face death? What were his expectations of the future? In this volume, now in paperback, internationally renowned Jesus scholar Dale Allison Jr. addresses such perennially fascinating questions about Jesus. The acclaimed hardcover edition received the Biblical Archaeology Society's "Best Book Relating to the New Testament" award in 2011.
Representing the fruit of several decades of research, this major work questions standard approaches to Jesus studies and rethinks our knowledge of the historical Jesus in light of recent progress in the scientific study of memory. Allison's groundbreaking alternative strategy calls for applying what we know about the function of human memory to our reading of the Gospels in order to "construct Jesus" more soundly.

The Gododdin - Lament for the Fallen (Paperback, Main): Gillian Clarke The Gododdin - Lament for the Fallen (Paperback, Main)
Gillian Clarke
R262 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days
Teach Yourself Afrikaans (Paperback): Helena Van Schalkwyk Teach Yourself Afrikaans (Paperback)
Helena Van Schalkwyk
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This completely revised and updated edition of Teach Yourself Afrikaans is for all those who seek to communicate in Afrikaans. It has been written for students with no previous experience or knowledge of the language, and is especially aimed at those who wish to study at home.

The grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Afrikaans are introduced in carefully graded stages, and are illustrated with examples and exercises. Spoken Afrikaans is also given close attention, with examples of everyday conversations, and a detailed section on pronunciation.

By working through the exercises and examples in this book, the student will gain a good basic knowledge of Afrikaans as it is spoken every day.

Theuerdank - The Illustrated Epic of a Renaissance Knight (Paperback): Jonathan Green Theuerdank - The Illustrated Epic of a Renaissance Knight (Paperback)
Jonathan Green; Howard Louthan
R895 Discovery Miles 8 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first English translation of Theuerdank which makes the volume useful and more accessible to a much larger audience. Accompanied by over 100 woodcut images, students are able to more fully comprehend how this text would have been understood to its original sixteenth-century audience. With the inclusion of an introductory essay, chronology, genealogical tables, maps, translator's note, and discussion questions, the volume is a useful resource for discussion and prompts students to think about European soceity and culture more broadly during the sixteenth century.

Afrikaanse Tekslinguistiek - 'n Inleiding (Afrikaans, Paperback, Re-issue): W.A.M. Carstens Afrikaanse Tekslinguistiek - 'n Inleiding (Afrikaans, Paperback, Re-issue)
W.A.M. Carstens
R750 R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Save R75 (10%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Hierdie is die eerste werklik omvattende boek in Afrikaans oor wat die tekslinguistiek as vakgebied behels. 'n Heel nuwe terrein vir taalkundige navorsing in Afrikaans word ontgin, want die klem val in die besonder op die insigte wat 'n studie van taaltekste (dus groter as die enkelsin) meebring. In hierdie opsig behoort die boek vir studente in die taal- en letterkunde asook almal wat belangstel in effektiewe kommunikasie van groot waarde te wees - as naslaanbron, maar veral as bron waarin 'n volume kennis byeengetrek is wat verdere selfstandige navorsing kan stimuleer.

The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Memory (Hardcover): Sharon Deane-Cox, Anneleen Spiessens The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Memory (Hardcover)
Sharon Deane-Cox, Anneleen Spiessens
R4,488 Discovery Miles 44 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Memory serves as a timely and unique resource for the current boom in thinking around translation and memory. The Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of a contemporary, and as yet unconsolidated, research landscape with a four-section structure which encompasses both current debate and future trajectories. Twenty-four chapters written by leading and emerging international scholars provide a cross-sectional snapshot of the diverse angles of approach and case studies that have thus far driven research into translation and memory. A valuable, far-reaching range of theoretical, empirical, reflective, comparative, and archival approaches are brought to bear on translational sites of memory and mnemonic sites of translation through the examination of topics such as traumatic, postcolonial, cultural, literary, and translator memory. This Handbook is key reading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in translation studies, memory studies, and related areas.

The Routledge Guide to Teaching Translation and Interpreting Online (Paperback): Cristiano Mazzei, Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim... The Routledge Guide to Teaching Translation and Interpreting Online (Paperback)
Cristiano Mazzei, Laurence Jay-Rayon Ibrahim Aibo
R994 Discovery Miles 9 940 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

The first book to provide a clear, structured set of resources for teaching translation and interpreting studies online *all instructors are faced with the need to at least partially teach online and there is no guide available to support them *carefully structured to be adaptable to a wide range of contexts, needs and teaching environments: fully or partially online, multimodal, or face-to- face with online components; for language, and non-language, specific courses and for all student groups, coming from all countries and cultures.

Greek Epitaphic Poetry - A Selection (Paperback, New Ed): Richard Hunter Greek Epitaphic Poetry - A Selection (Paperback, New Ed)
Richard Hunter
R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Thousands of Greek verse epitaphs, covering a millennium of history, survive inscribed or painted on stone. These largely anonymous poems shed rich light on areas such as ancient moral values, religious ideas, gender relations and attitudes, as well as on the transmission and reception of 'canonical' poetry; many of these poems are of very high literary quality. This is the first modern commentary on a selection of these poems. Problems of syntax, metre and language are fully explained, accompanied by sophisticated literary discussion of the poems. There is a full introduction to the nature of these poems and to their context within Greek ideas of death and the afterlife. This comprehensive edition will be of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying Greek literature, as well as to scholars.

Avoiding Potholes In Translation - A Practical Perspective On Translation between English And isiZulu (Paperback): Phindile... Avoiding Potholes In Translation - A Practical Perspective On Translation between English And isiZulu (Paperback)
Phindile Dlamini
R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This is a comprehensive introduction to translation studies between English and isiZulu. Drawing from different theories of translation, the book incorporates crucial concepts for understanding the basics of translation within a South African languages’ context, and it lays a foundation for further studies in translation.

Its content coverage, while broad, is also in-depth, and it skilfully integrates examples from varied types of texts. The practical and accessible style makes it both engaging and informative. The diverse examples illustrate not only technicalities of translation as a process but vivid dynamics brought about by the fact that the languages involved in the translation process belong to different language families.

The use of examples for almost every aspect of translation discussed makes this book unique and valuable to both translation scholars and practitioners alike. Even though the book uses isiZulu examples, it serves as a valuable reference for translation scholars and practitioners working with different indigenous languages of South Africa.

How We Read the Bible - A Guide to Scripture's Style and Meaning (Paperback): Karolien Vermeulen, Elizabeth R. Hayes How We Read the Bible - A Guide to Scripture's Style and Meaning (Paperback)
Karolien Vermeulen, Elizabeth R. Hayes
R471 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R81 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days
Plowshares and Pruning Hooks - Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic (Paperback): Brent Sandy Plowshares and Pruning Hooks - Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic (Paperback)
Brent Sandy
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What are we to make of Isaiah's image of Mount Zion as the highest of the mountains, or Zechariah's picture of the Mount of Olives split in two, or Daniel's "beast rising out of the sea" or Revelation's "great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns"? How can Peter claim that on the day of Pentecost the prophecy of Joel was being fulfilled, with signs in heaven and wonders on earth, the sun turned to darkness and the moon to blood? The language and imagery of biblical prophecy has been the source of puzzlement for many Christians and a point of dispute for some. How ironic that is For the prophets and seers were the wordsmiths of their time. They took pains to speak God's word clearly and effectively to their contemporaries. How should we, as citizens of the twenty-first century, understand the imagery of this ancient biblical literature? Are there any clues in the texts themselves, any principles we can apply as we read these important but puzzling biblical texts? D. Brent Sandy carefully considers the language and imagery of prophecy and apocalyptic, how it is used, how it is fulfilled within Scripture, and how we should read it against the horizon of our future. Clearly and engagingly written, Plowshares and Pruning Hooks is the kind of book that gives its readers a new vantage point from which to view the landscape of prophetic and apocalyptic language and imagery.

Catching Fire - A Translation Diary (Paperback): Daniel Hahn Catching Fire - A Translation Diary (Paperback)
Daniel Hahn
R242 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

In Catching Fire, the translation of Diamela Eltit's Never Did the Fire unfolds in real time as a conversation between works of art, illuminating both in the process. The problems and pleasures of conveying literature into another language-what happens when you meet a pun? a double entendre?-are met by translator Daniel Hahn's humor, deftness, and deep appreciation for what sets Eltit's work apart, and his evolving understanding of what this particular novel is trying to do.

The Jesus Bible Artist Edition, ESV, Leathersoft, Peach Floral, Thumb Indexed (Leather / fine binding): Passion The Jesus Bible Artist Edition, ESV, Leathersoft, Peach Floral, Thumb Indexed (Leather / fine binding)
Passion
R1,545 R1,146 Discovery Miles 11 460 Save R399 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sixty-Six Books. One Story. All About One Name. Encounter the living Jesus in all of Scripture. From the Passion movement, The Jesus Bible, ESV Edition, lifts Jesus up as the lead story of the Bible. Profound yet accessible study features help you meet Jesus throughout Scripture. See him in every book so that you may know him more intimately, love him more passionately, and walk with him more faithfully. Features: Introduction by Louie Giglio 66 book introductions highlight the story of Jesus in every book Six compelling essays on the grand narrative of Scripture guide you to treasure Jesus and encourage you to faithfully follow him as you participate in his story Over 300 full-page articles and nearly 700 sidebar articles reveal Jesus throughout all of Scripture Complete English Standard Version (ESV) text of the Bible Beautiful special-edition cover featuring the art of Joshua Noom Room for notes and journaling throughout ESV concordance Thumb indexed to make finding the books of the Bible easier Two ribbon markers 8.7-point type size

Secrets of Heaven 3: Portable - Portable New Century Editionvolume 3 (Paperback): Emanuel Swedenborg Secrets of Heaven 3: Portable - Portable New Century Editionvolume 3 (Paperback)
Emanuel Swedenborg; Translated by Lisa Hyatt Cooper
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Jesus Bible Artist Edition, ESV, Leathersoft, Peach Floral (Leather / fine binding): Passion The Jesus Bible Artist Edition, ESV, Leathersoft, Peach Floral (Leather / fine binding)
Passion
R1,460 R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Save R306 (21%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Sixty-Six Books. One Story. All About One Name. Encounter the living Jesus in all of Scripture. From the Passion movement, The Jesus Bible, ESV Edition, lifts Jesus up as the lead story of the Bible. Profound yet accessible study features help you meet Jesus throughout Scripture. See him in every book so that you may know him more intimately, love him more passionately, and walk with him more faithfully. Features: Introduction by Louie Giglio 66 book introductions highlight the story of Jesus in every book Six compelling essays on the grand narrative of Scripture guide you to treasure Jesus and encourage you to faithfully follow him as you participate in his story Over 300 full-page articles and nearly 700 sidebar articles reveal Jesus throughout all of Scripture Complete English Standard Version (ESV) text of the Bible Beautiful special-edition cover featuring the art of Joshua Noom Room for notes and journaling throughout ESV concordance Two ribbon markers 8.7-point type size

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