Publisher: Bedford Press Authors: Douglas Coupland, Rana Dasgupta, Hu Fang, Julien Gracq, Jonathan Letham, Tom McCarthy, Guy Mannes Abbott, Sophia Al Maria, Hisham Matar, Adania Shibli, Neal Stephenson Editors: Charles Arsène-Henry and Shumon Basar
ISBN: 9781907414176 Format: Paperback, 136pp , 175x105 mm
Translated By gathers eleven literary writers and eleven literary-places and subjects these to an act of immaterial translation: via the voice. The stories run through Ramallah, recollect turn of the century Sofia, remember the space-ship looking-Sheraton Hotel in Doha, wander through the Metaverse and end at the end of the world in West Vancouver. Each of the authors invent or interpret place. Mundane, marginal, infamous, impossible. Together, the texts create a strange and beautiful territory that traverses distance and time. Includes essays by Charles Arsène-Henry and Shumon Basar and accompanied the exhibition at the AA of the same title.
In a throwback to what was once a relatively routine pleasure while reading, this book features uncut paper sections, which must be cut by the reader as they progress through the book (see picture).