By Marcia Muller
The bestselling writer of until the Butchers minimize Him Down offers her most recent secret starring Saron McCone. Investigating a terrorist bombing on the Consulate of an Arab Emirate, Sharon is pondering in simple terms of the million-dollar-reward--until she meets the consul general's daughter. while the woman disappears, Sharon hazards every thing to save lots of her.
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Extra info for A Wild and Lonely Place (Sharon McCone, Book 15)
As Herder writes in 1767: Wenn also jede ursprüngliche Sprache, die ein Landesgewächs ist, sich nach ihrem Himmels- und Erdstriche richtet: wenn jede Nationalsprache sich nach den Sitten und der Denkart ihres Volks bildet: so muß umgekehrt die Literatur eines Landes, die ursprünglich und national ist, sich so nach der originalen Landessprache einer solchen Nation formen, daß eins mit dem andern zusammenrinnt. 64 [If then each original language which is the native growth of a country develops in accordance with its climate and region, if each national language forms itself in accordance with the ethics and manner of thought of its people, then conversely, a country’s literature which is original and national must form itself in accordance with such a nation’s original native language in such a way that the two run together.
Indeed, we might even argue that it is the means of creating a poetry that is experientially – rather than referentially – effective. The poem forces upon the reader a linguistic experience that is not dissimilar to that suffered by Chandos: our attention is drawn to the opaque materiality of foreign words which withhold meaning, and which do not so much contrast with the English language as emphasise the fact that the passages in English are often just as strange. 75 As a result, understanding (or having access to translations of ) the non-English passages is by no means a passport to comprehension and clarity even for the multilingual reader: the deliberate strangeness – the shock – of each disjunctive foreign word or phrase, Modernism and Babel 31 serves to emphasise the poem’s resistance to interpretation and comprehension.
It is not to be wondered at, therefore, that he should try to organize this idea by the creation of a polyglot form of expression. Whirling together the various languages, Mr. 95 This is, indeed, very much in keeping with the ethos of transition as a whole. Jolas himself, as a border-dweller of the Franco-German disputed 36 Multilingualism in Modernist Fiction territory of Lorraine, and then as one of the new American immigrants, was consistently fascinated by interlingual mutations and creolisation, upon which he frequently remarks in his autobiography, Man from Babel.
A Wild and Lonely Place (Sharon McCone, Book 15) by Marcia Muller