Babel | R.F. Kuang | So Many Pages



R.F. Kuang - Engels - Paperback

From award-winning author R.F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret Historyand a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire.

Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.

1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation—also known as Babel.

Babel is the world’s center for translation and, more importantly, magic. Silver working—the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation using enchanted silver bars—has made the British unparalleled in power, as its knowledge serves the Empire’s quest for colonization.

For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide…

Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence?


ISBN: 9780008501822 Categorieën: ,


Over de auteur van Babel

Rebecca F. Kuang is een Marshall Scholar, vertaler en bekroonde #1 New York Times bestsellerauteur van onder andere de Poppy War-trilogie en Babel: An Arcane History. Ze heeft een MPhil in Chinese Studies van Cambridge en een MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies van Oxford; ze promoveert nu in Oost-Aziatische talen en literatuur aan Yale. Ze is hier zelden, behalve om af en toe bewonderende recensies achter te laten voor boeken waar ze echt van hield.

Extra details: Babel

Gewicht 0,862 kg
Afmetingen 24,3 × 16,5 × 5,1 cm








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