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Helen Petrovsky
For a Theory of Translation


29 2011
Can there be an independent theory of translation or is translation theory necessarily an addendum to more «important» (pivotal) theoretical concerns? Are the theories of translation that we know (W. Benjamin, J. Derrida, to mention but the most cited examples) themselves not translations or adaptations of broader theoretical frameworks? In other words, to what extent is translation more than a metaphor in theory?