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Pirouette on a Sixpence

Christopher Prendergast: Untranslatables

9 September 2015
Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon 
edited by Barbara Cassin, translated by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra and Michael Wood.
Princeton, 1297 pp., £44.95, February 2014, 978 0 691 13870 1
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... to ‘Wunsch, wish, désir’ in close to four hundred impressive entries. It is the opposite too by virtue of being itself a consummately executed translation – of a French original edited by BarbaraCassin (Vocabulaire européen des philosophies: Dictionnaire des intraduisibles); there are a few local difficulties in managing some of the French, but not an intraduisible in sight. As for the ...

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