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The Resource Born translated : the contemporary novel in an age of world literature, Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Born translated : the contemporary novel in an age of world literature, Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Label
Born translated : the contemporary novel in an age of world literature
Title
Born translated
Title remainder
the contemporary novel in an age of world literature
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a growing number of contemporary novelists write explicitly for publication in multiple languages, the genre's form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather than an afterthought. These strategies challenge the global dominance of English, complicate #x93;native" readership, and protect creative works against misinterpretation as they circulate. They have also given rise to a new form of writing that confounds traditional models of literary history and political community. Born Translated builds a much-needed framework for reading translation's effect on fictional works, as well as digital art, avant-garde magazines, literary anthologies, and visual media. Artists and novelists discussed include 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 book understands that contemporary literature begins at once in many places, engaging in a new type of social embeddedness and political solidarity. It recasts literary history as a series of convergences and departures and, by elevating the status of #x93;born-translated" works, redefines common conceptions of author, reader, and nation
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Walkowitz, Rebecca L.
Dewey number
418/.04
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN241
LC item number
.W35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literature now
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
  • Translating and interpreting
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Romaner
  • Översättning
  • Tolkning (översättning)
Label
Born translated : the contemporary novel in an age of world literature, Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Theory of world literature now -- Close reading at a distance -- The series, the list, and the clone -- Sampling, collating, and counting -- This is not your language -- Born translated and born digital -- Epilogue: Multiples
Control code
914326010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539456
Lccn
2014036138
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/walk16594
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d90f3cbc-e383-4242-822d-d866ad28d0cc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914326010
Label
Born translated : the contemporary novel in an age of world literature, Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Theory of world literature now -- Close reading at a distance -- The series, the list, and the clone -- Sampling, collating, and counting -- This is not your language -- Born translated and born digital -- Epilogue: Multiples
Control code
914326010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539456
Lccn
2014036138
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/walk16594
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d90f3cbc-e383-4242-822d-d866ad28d0cc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914326010

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