Main : exile, fiction, hypertext, post-colonial
198 x 128 mm
Every retelling of a myth is a reworking of it. Every hearing or reading of a myth is a recreation of it. It is only when we engage with a myth that it resonates, becomes charged and recharged with meaning. And so it is in Building Babel, a book that re-engages with myth through the cyberworld, where worlds intersect and are transformed. Exploratory and experimental, Suniti Namjoshi's work is studied around the world for its transformative creations.
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‘... Namjoshi creates some wonderful moments in the course of her book.’John Burnside, Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies
‘Building Babel has stories within stories. It can be likened to a game of chess; the moves the reader will make depend on the degree of sophistication they wish to lend to the reading.’Heather Nix, The Republican
‘Building Babel [is] an important development in Namjoshi’s writing and an interesting experiment for fiction in general.’Jenny Pausacker, The Age
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