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In Babel's Shadow : Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States (Paperback)

Author: Lennon, Brian

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"In Babel's Shadow is an ambitious, sophisticated book that addresses crucial, timely issues in the study of life-writing, translation, translingualism, literary theory, and linguistics. Its range is extensive and its erudition and intellectual calisthenies dazzling."---Steven G. Kellman, author of The Translingual Imagination

Multilingual literature defies simple translation. Beginning with this insight. Brian Lennon examines the resistance multilingual literature offers to book publication itself. In readings of G. V. Desani's All about H. Hatterr, Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, Christine Brooke-Rose's Between. Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation, Emine Sevgi Ozdamar's Mutterzunge, and Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul, among other works, Lennon shows how nationalized literary print culture inverts the values of a transnational age, reminding us that works of literature are, above all, objects in motion.

Looking closely at the limit of both multilingual literary expression and the literary journalism, criticism, and scholarship that comments on multilingual work. In Babel's Shadow presents a critical reflection on the fate of literature in a world gripped by the crisis of globalization.


Publisher Univ of Minnesota Pr
Mfg Part# 9780816665020
SKU 213456665
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0816665028
Release Date 7/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0241
Publisher University of Minnesota Press
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