Rebecca L. Walkowitz's Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World PDF

By Rebecca L. Walkowitz

As increasingly more modern novelists write explicitly for ebook in a number of languages, the genre's shape and goals are moving. Born-translated novels contain passages that seem to be written in numerous tongues, narrators who converse to overseas audiences, and different visible and formal suggestions that deal with translation as a medium instead of an afterthought. those recommendations problem the worldwide dominance of English, complicate "native" readership, and shield inventive works opposed to misinterpretation as they stream. they've got additionally given upward push to a brand new type of writing that confounds conventional types of literary heritage and political community.

Born Translated builds a much-needed framework for studying translation's impression on fictional works, in addition to electronic artwork, avant-garde magazines, literary anthologies, and visible media. Artists and novelists mentioned contain 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 e-book is familiar with that modern literature starts off right now in lots of areas, undertaking a brand new form of social embeddedness and political unity. It recasts literary background as a sequence of convergences and departures and, via raising the prestige of "born-translated" works, redefines universal conceptions of writer, reader, and nation.

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