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    DescriptionHaving slept with a prostitute in Egypt, a young French novelist named Gustave Flaubert at last abandons sentimentality and begins to write. He influences the obscure French writer Édouard Dujardin, who is read by James Joyce on the train to Trieste, where he will teach English to the Italian novelist Italo Svevo. Back in Paris, Joyce asks Svevo to deliver a suitcase containing notes for Ulysses, a novel that will be viscerated by the expat Gertrude Stein, whose first published story is based on one by Flaubert. This carousel of influence shows how translation and emigration lead to a new and true history of the novel. We devour novels in translation while 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. This book is a provocation, a box of tricks, a bedside travel book; it is also a work of startling intelligence and originality from one of our finest young writers.


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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: Hardback
    Number of pages: 506
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    French
    Multiple languages
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374137229
    ISBN 10: 0374137226
    Classifications

    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
    DC21: 809.3
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Approval Code: A23500000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 88
    DC22: 809.3
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAN023000
    B&T Approval Code: A22704500
    LC classification: PN3491 .T55 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    27 May 2008