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Herbert, Juliet

Works: 3 works in 10 publications in 2 languages and 468 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea 
Classifications: PQ2247, 942.0810924
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Publications about Juliet Herbert
Most widely held works about Juliet Herbert
    Flaubert and an English governess : the quest for Juliet Herbert by Hermia Oliver( Book )
    6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 352 libraries worldwide
    Miss Herbert by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
    3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
    The 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. Flaubert's niece was taught by an English governess: Juliet Herbert. As Flaubert finished Madame Bovary, Miss Herbert translated his novel into English. But this translation has since been lost. No photographs of Miss Herbert survive, either. Translation, and emigration, is the way into a new history of the novel a history of loss, of mistakes. 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 solves this conundrum. The book travels from Rio de Janeiro to Prague, from Moscow to London, from Trieste to Paris, from Warsaw to New York. On its zigzagging flight, it reinvents our ideas of style, and translation introducing new theories of jet lag, of the time difference. Miss Herbert finds problems with accurate translations, and praises imperfect ones. It dismisses history and politics, replacing them with the fun of literary games. This book is a provocation. But Miss Herbert is not just a book. It demonstrates a new way of reading internationally. It is a project, a book of tricks complete with maps, illustrations, and a variety of helpful diagrams. And it comes with a companion, a slim appendix: 'Mademoiselle O', a story by Vladimir Nabokov, written in French, about his own governess, never before translated into English. Miss Herbert is a bedside travel book, a comprehensive city break: the most original and most stylish beach read
    Miss Herbert : an essay in five parts by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
English (7)
French (2)
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