Hatred of Translation

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Pub Date: 07/09/2019

Pages: 174

Publisher: Nightboat Books

Imprint: Nightboat Books

ISBN 13: 9781643620039

ISBN 10: 1643620037

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Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays

Hatred of Translation

By Nathanaël

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About the Book

Hatred of Translation thinks through translation with an emphasis on its disaggregation. These pieces address, sometimes obliquely, often with effrontery, the works of René Char, Hervé Guibert, Hilda Hilst, Danielle Collobert, Frankétienne, Mizoguchi Kenji, Ingeborg Bachmann, Kobayashi Masaki, and Marguerite Duras. Resolutely resistant to anything resembling a theory of a thing, these pieces provoke a persistent commitment to thinking in the place of theorizing. Where the French pensée means both of aphoristic thought and of the pansy, Hatred of Translation seeks a garden in the midst of body such as it is occupied by language.

About the Book

A book of essays on dynamic, transgressive 20th century figures and the necessity and perils of translating their work.