A Textbook of Translation

by Peter Newmark

Book review

An interesting read for every upstart translator. Good practical advice, although some of the theoretical theses are somewhat out-of-date. A further limitation of the book is its orientation towards an English-speaking translator translating from French. There are some examples of translating from/into German, but Newmark has some archaistic notions about the German language, which could confuse/mislead a modern-day translation student.

Nevertheless, A Textbook of Translation is a must-read classic and a great entryway into the craft, art and, to a lesser degree, science of translating.

PublisherPrentice Hall Longman ELT
GanreNon Fiction
Release date 01.11.1987
Pages count292
File size1.4 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating3.69 (108 votes)