Foreword Reviews

On Self-Translation

Meditations on Language

2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Essays (Adult Nonfiction)

From award-winning, internationally known scholar and translator Ilan Stavans comes "On Self-Translation", a collection of essays and conversations on language in its multifaceted forms. Stavans discusses the way syntax is being restructured by texting and other technologies. He examines how the alphabet itself is being forgotten by the young, how finger snapping has taken on a new meaning, how the use of ellipses has lapsed, and how autocorrect is shaping the way we communicate.