A groundbreaking, verbally dazzling work of compelling importance from a modern master. Since the publication in 1994 of the Booker Prize-winning," How late it was, how late, James Kelman has been working on Translated Accounts. The new novel is set in an unnamed territory or country that appears to...
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Book binding :Hardback
Preservation state :3. Good
Publication Date :11/05/2023
Year of edition :0
Authors :James Kelman
Number of pages :322
A groundbreaking, verbally dazzling work of compelling importance from a modern master. Since the publication in 1994 of the Booker Prize-winning," How late it was, how late, James Kelman has been working on Translated Accounts. The new novel is set in an unnamed territory or country that appears to be under military rule. It is narrated in the first person, but the narrator remains anonymous, as do most of the other characters. The language used is an atypical English form, but akin to the basic translation that might appear within a department of an overseas 'foreign office.' Perhaps someone transcribed first-hand accounts of certain incidents, events and states of mind, as narrated by participants in the struggle and then passed on the transcriptions for translation; or perhaps the accounts were simply translated first-hand into English and edited later. In either case the results were dispatched to a more senior civil servant who later handed them over to an appropriate state agency.
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