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Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063021433
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Published: Harper Voyager - August 29th, 2023

In short, Babel is 560 pages of intricately written devastation. It is a true expression of what it's like to have everything stripped away from you because of who you fundamentally are — whether you realize what's happening or not. The level of linguistic and historical research that Kuang put into writing this is nothing short of impressive, and whoever decides what books become classic literature should have this at the top of their roster. There will never be a time when the themes explored in this book are not relevant.