The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, & Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on F... (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 12186036

ADAM THIRLWELL's first novel, Politics, was translated into thirty languages. In 2003, he appeared onGranta's list of the Best British Novelists under forty.

Having slept with a prostitute in Egypt, Gustave Flaubert begins his first novel, Madame Bovary, which influences the minor French novelist Edouard Dujardin, whose novel is read by James Joyce, whose own novel Ulysses will move the Italian novelist Italo Sveno, and later Gertrude Stein, in radical ways. This carousel of influence shows how we devour novels in translation, while often believing that style does not translate. But the history of the novel is the history of style. The Delighted States attempts to solve this conundrum while mapping an imaginary country, a country of readers: The Delighted States. As a companion, this book comes with a new translation into English of Vladimir Nabokov's "Mademoiselle O."

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ISBN 9780312428297
Genre LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Format Paperback
Pages 506
Publisher Date 2010-03-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Picador USA
Copyright Year 2010
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.44 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Book of Novels, Romances, & Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, & Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, & a Variety of Helpful Indexes
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Thirlwell, Adam
Country of Origin United States

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