Book review
Susan Bassnett. Translation
(The New Critical Idiom). London: Routledge, 2014. 224 pp.

Reviewed by Alexandra Assis Rosa

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Addressed at the reader of The New Critical Idiom series, non-initiated in translation studies, Translation offers a selective introduction focussing on the centrality of the translator and of translation, which both “is at the heart of global communication today” and “has played a central role in the transmission of ideas and literatures over the centuries” (15). This instructive and easy to read volume is organized into an introduction and seven chapters followed by a conclusion, and confirms the well-known breadth and depth of the author’s scholarship.

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