BABEL: OR THE NECESSITY OF VIOLENCE - AN ARCANE HISTORY OF THE OXFORD TRANSLATORS'' REVOLUTION

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''One for Philip Pullman fans'' THE TIMES Traduttore, traditore : An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.


Oxford, 1836.

The city of dreaming spires.
It is the centre of all knowledge and progress in the world.
And at its centre is Babel, the Royal Institute of Translation. The tower from which all the power of the Empire flows.
Orphaned in Canton and brought to England by a mysterious guardian, Babel seemed like paradise to Robin Swift.
Until it became a prison...
But can a student stand against an empire?

An incendiary new novel from award-winning author R.F. Kuang about the power of language, the violence of colonialism, and the sacrifices of resistance.


''A masterpiece that resonates with power and knowledge. BABEL is a stark picture of the cruelty of empire, a distillation of dark academia, and a riveting blend of fantasy and historical fiction - a monumental achievement'' Samantha Shannon, author of THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE

  • Authors

    R F Kuang

  • Publisher

    Harper Voyager

  • Publication date

    01/09/2022

  • EAN

    9780008501815

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Longueur

    24.1 cm

  • Largeur

    16.6 cm

  • Épaisseur

    4.4 cm

  • Poids

    857 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Grand format

R. F. Kuang

Rebecca F. Kuang est née en 1996 dans la province de Guangzhou, en Chine, et a quatre ans lorsque sa famille s'installe aux États-Unis. Elle en a dix-neuf lorsqu'elle achève l'écriture de son premier roman, La Guerre du pavot, qui a figuré sur les listes des plus prestigieux prix de science-fiction (Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy Award).

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