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Like Chinese whispers, the rules of this literary game are simple: the first writer translates an unknown story into English, which a second writer then translates into a different language, and a third translates back into English, and so on, down the line. As the stories are told and retold, out of English and in again, they are transformed, twisted and turned into sometLike Chinese whispers, the rules of this literary game are simple: the first writer translates an unknown story into English, which a second writer then translates into a different language, and a third translates back into English, and so on, down the line. As the stories are told and retold, out of English and in again, they are transformed, twisted and turned into something new. Featuring an all-star international line-up of writers from Zadie Smith to Alejandro Zambra, via Jeffrey Eugenides, Laurent Binet, Javier Marias, David Mitchell, Colm Toibin, Etgar Keret and Sheila Heti, this collection is pure literary entertainment. Playful, provocative and wilfully inventive, Multiples asks fascinating questions about the relationship between a translation and a version, about the art of storytelling, and about the way that our individual linguistic choices reflect our shared cultural prejudices. Here, we see not so much what is lost in translation, but what is found....

Title : Multiples: 12 Stories in 18 Languages by 61 Authors
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ISBN : 9781846275371
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 448 Pages
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Multiples: 12 Stories in 18 Languages by 61 Authors Reviews

  • nelkku
    2018-12-17 00:23

    It feels like this whole book is one big, sincere plea to please pay your translators a living wage. (which, yeah. Translation is hard. Please pay your translators a living wage.)

  • Lee
    2018-12-10 20:42

    Very interesting book in general, worth reading you have the time and the interest in the art of translation, with the short stories themselves being good to boot.

  • Heiko Idensen
    2018-12-02 22:23

    Der multiple Roman (German Edition)by Adam Thirlwell Wunderbare Theorie-Fiktionen mit wild ausgesuchten literarischen Beispielen ...meine Highlight sammeln sich mit der Zeit hier:https://kindle.amazon.com/work/der-mu...* wonderful theory.fictions - - dc y                   with a lot of pential and maclr gaf d ,,,

  • Attila
    2018-11-16 23:26

    Short-stories and essays are translated into English, then into a foreign language, then back to English, then to another foreign language, then back to English... Some translators do their best to be faithful to the original, others adapt it subtly to their own culture, and there are some who completely rewrite the original. After each story there are comments and observations. Recommended for everyone who is interested in the work and methods of translators.