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    DescriptionHaving slept with a prostitute in Egypt, Gustave Flaubert begins his first novel, "Madame Bovary," which influences the minor French novelist Edouard Dujardin, whose novel is read by James Joyce, whose own novel "Ulysses "will move the Italian novelist Italo Sveno, and later Gertrude Stein, in radical ways. This carousel of influence shows how we devour novels in translation, while often believing that style does not translate. But the history of the novel is the history of style. "The Delighted States "attempts to solve this conundrum while mapping an imaginary country, a country of readers: "The Delighted States." As a companion, this book comes with a new translation into English of Vladimir Nabokov's "Mademoiselle O."


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    Title
    The Delighted States
    Subtitle
    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
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Thirlwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312428297
    ISBN 10: 0312428294
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSA
    DC21: 809.3
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    B&T Approval Code: A23010000, A28400000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 88
    DC22: 809.3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN3491 .T55 2010
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    30 March 2010
    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"