Multiples: 12 Stories in 18 Languages by 61 Authors (Hardback)
  • Multiples: 12 Stories in 18 Languages by 61 Authors (Hardback)

Multiples: 12 Stories in 18 Languages by 61 Authors (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 01/08/2013
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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 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.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846275371

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