The book contains the addresses presented at the two conferences "Il viaggio della traduzione" and "Traduzione impossibile" held in 2006 at the School of the Doctorate in Modern Philology and Comparative Literature of the University of Florence.
The authors address the problem of translation, an experience that is at once unsatisfactory and compelling. A nasty job that has to be tackled, a harsh task that we undertake at our own risk and peril in quest of the impossible: the rendering of the original text with a version that is always inadequate, the pale shadow of an unattainable fullness.
The contributions gathered here are designed to illustrate this rich fabric of suggestions and challenges.
University of Florence, Italy
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