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Multiples : an anthology of stories in an assortment of languages and literary styles

Author: Adam Thirlwell
Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Humorous fiction
Translations
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Thirlwell
ISBN: 9781846275371 1846275377 9781846275388 1846275385
OCLC Number: 854181086
Language Note: In Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Urdu.
Notes: Stories originally in Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Serbo-Croat, and Spanish.
Includes stories by Søren Kierkegaard, Enrique Vila-Matas, A.J. Snijders, Kenji Miyazawa, Franz Kafka, Youssef Habchi El-Achkar, Daniil Kharms, Danilo Kiš, Guiseppe Pontiggia, László Krasznahorkai, Richard Middleton, and Carlo Emilio Gadda.
"First published in the United States in 2012 by McSweeney's"--Title page verso.
Description: 379 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: edited in one language by Adam Thirlwell.

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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  Read more...

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