Christmas Posting Dates
The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, & Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, & Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, & a Variety of Helpful Indexes

The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, & Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, & Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, & a Variety of Helpful Indexes

Paperback

By (author) Adam Thirlwell

$16.83
List price $20.01
You save $3.18 15% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Format
Hardback $32.49
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 218mm x 33mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2010
  • ISBN 10: 0312428294
  • ISBN 13: 9780312428297
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 488,022

Product description

The Delighted States follows a carousel of literary influence that shows how translation and emigration lead to a new and true history of the novel. This book is a provocation, a box of tricks, a bedside travel book; it is also a work of startling intelligence and originality from a young writer.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

ADAM THIRWELL's first novel, "Politics," was translated into thirty languages. In 2003, he appeared on "Granta"'s list of the Best British Novelists under forty.

Review quote

"A thoughtful, and frequently hilarious, study of the nature of literary translation. It is also a work of art, a new form."--A. S. Byatt, "Financial Times" ""The Delighted States" truly raises questions that are vital to novelists and their readers; it will be hard for anyone with an interest in the subject to keep from defiling the margins with notes."--"The Wall Street Journal" "Thirlwell is a talented young literary Brit. . . . He has distilled the wisdom from what amounts to a lifetime of reading onto his pages. . . . His animated commentary belongs on a shelf all its own."--"The Boston Globe" "A prodigy, and, as such, unstoppable . . . a treasure."--"The New York Times"