Book review
Lawrence Venuti. Contra Instrumentalism: A Translation Polemic
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. x, 200 pp.

Reviewed by Gary Massey
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Publication history
Table of contents

Where is your desire? Is it invested in the instrumentalism that has dominated thinking about translation from time immemorial? Or are you ready to stop repressing the difficult questions that translation raises, to examine the linguistic and cultural differences that it is summoned to negotiate but always proliferates, and to explore the interpretive power that it commands to change form and practices, discourses and institutions? Where is your desire?

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