By (author) Adam Thirlwell
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Miss Herbert by Adam Thirlwell
Book DescriptionThe secret history of novelists is often a history of exile and tourism - a history of language learning. Like the story of Gustave Flaubert and Juliet Herbert, it is a history of loss and mistakes. As Flaubert finished Madame Bovary, Miss Herbert, his niece's governess, translated the novel into English. But this translation has since been lost. Miss Herbert provides a map to the imaginary country shared between writers and readers. For translation, and emigration, is the way into a new history of the novel. We assume that we can read novels in translation. We also assume that style does not translate. But the history of the novel is the history of style. Miss Herbert explores the solutions to this conundrum. This book demonstrates a new way of reading internationally - complete with maps, illustrations, and helpful diagrams. And it includes a slim appendix: 'Mademoiselle O', a story by Vladimir Nabokov, which he worked on in three languages, over thirty years, and whose original French version is now translated into English by Adam Thirlwell.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099513223
(199mm x 130mm x 42mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adam Thirlwell
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The unlikely stories in Autobiography of a Corpse ask you to take a second look at the cracks in everyday reality.
Multiples, Paperback (August 2013)
An ingenious international literary relay race in which stories pass from hand to hand, from language to language, changing all the while, with surprising, thought-provoking, and frequently funny results
Down the Rabbit Hole, Paperback / softback (October 2012)» View all books by Adam Thirlwell
"Originally published in Spanish in 2010 as Fiesta en la madriguera by Anagrama, S.A., Barcelona, Spain; English translation originally published in 2011 by And Other Stories, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
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Author Biography - Adam Thirlwell
Adam Thirlwell is the author of two novels, Politics and The Escape; a novella, Kapow!; and a project including an essay-book - which won a Somerset Maugham Award - and a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney's. His work is translated into thirty languages. He has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
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