BABEL, OR THE NECESSITY OF VIOLENCE: AN ARCANE HISTORY OF THE OXFORD TRANSLATOR’S REVOLUTION by R.F. Kuang

“…Babel is a remarkable literary achievement that gives voice and embodiment to those paradoxical feelings born from the intersection of human cultures: the contradictions of love and loathing, power and vulnerability, respect and bigotry, joy and sorrow, admiration and hatred, creation and destruction that all coexist in colonialism (and academia). It’s a riveting story that draws readers in with a compelling pace, and fascinating nerdy factoids that will excite any lover of languages and books. This is a novel that readers will want to talk about with others, to delve into its themes and how they relate to our own personal experiences in this world, across cultures.”

Read my entire review of Babel, or The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution HERE at Fantasy Book Critic.

Harper Voyager – 23rd August 2022 – Hardcover – 560 pp.

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