Category: Fantasy

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R. F. Kuang

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution is a 2022 novel by R. F. Kuang. in China, through his time at Babel, as the Royal Institute of Tranlsation is called in the novel. Readers also witness Swift’s jaunt from the hope that translation is a way to bring people together, to the terrible realisation that, in this colonial framework, and following the topic Traduttore, traditore –“Translator, traitor”-, an act of translation is always an act of betrayal.

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