Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World by Rebecca L. Walkowitz

By Rebecca L. Walkowitz

As increasingly more modern novelists write explicitly for booklet in a number of languages, the genre's shape and goals are moving. Born-translated novels comprise passages that seem to be written in several tongues, narrators who converse to international audiences, and different visible and formal strategies that deal with translation as a medium instead of an afterthought. those concepts problem the worldwide dominance of English, complicate "native" readership, and shield artistic works opposed to misinterpretation as they movement. they've got additionally given upward thrust to a brand new kind of writing that confounds conventional types of literary background and political community.

Born Translated builds a much-needed framework for interpreting translation's impression on fictional works, in addition to electronic artwork, avant-garde magazines, literary anthologies, and visible media. Artists and novelists mentioned comprise J. M. Coetzee, Junot Diaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mohsin Hamid, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jamaica Kincaid, Ben Lerner, China Miéville, David Mitchell, Walter Mosley, Caryl Phillips, Adam Thirlwell, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, and Amy Waldman. The publication knows that modern literature starts off instantly in lots of areas, undertaking a brand new form of social embeddedness and political unity. It recasts literary heritage as a chain of convergences and departures and, by means of raising the prestige of "born-translated" works, redefines universal conceptions of writer, reader, and nation.

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