Babel : : o la necesidad de la violencia : una historia arcana sobre la revolución de los traductores de Oxford

Title Babel : : o la necesidad de la violencia : una historia arcana sobre la revolución de los traductores de Oxford
Names Kuang, R. F.
Henríquez Espejo, Patricia. Translator
Book Number DB120306
Title Status In Process
Narrator Samsó, Nuria.
Language Spanish
Annotation "1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he'll enroll in Oxford University's prestigious Royal Institute of Translation-also known as Babel. Babel is the world's center for translation and, more importantly, magic. Silver working-the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation using enchanted silver bars-has made the British unparalleled in power, as its knowledge serves the Empire's quest for colonization. For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide. Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence?" -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Nebula Award. Spanish language.
"1828. El Instituto Real de Traducción de Oxford, también conocido como Babel, es la institución mágica más importante del mundo. La magia con plata capaz de revelar significados ocultos perdidos en la traducción que allí se practica le ha otorgado al Imperio británico un poder sin parangón. Robin, un huérfano cantonés que ha terminado siendo alumno en Babel, se ha dado cuenta de que servir a Babel significa traicionar a su país de origen. Y, a medida que sus estudios progresan, se ve atrapado entre Babel y la misteriosa Sociedad de Hermes, una organización dedicada a impedir la expansión imperial. Cuando Gran Bretaña trate de iniciar una injusta guerra con China motivada por el opio y la plata, Robin deberá decidir si la única forma de lograr un cambio real es la violencia." -- Proporcionada por la editorial. -- Traducido de la edición en inglés de 2022. Sin calificación. Audiolibro comercial. Premio Nebula.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Fiction
General Fiction - GFI
Spanish, Fiction. (in Spanish) - SPAF
Titles in Spanish - SPA
American fiction - Pre 1970 - 813
American literature in English - 810
LC Subject Translating and interpreting - Fiction
Magic - Fiction
Imperialism - Moral and ethical aspects - Fiction
Anti-imperialist movements - Fiction
China - Foreign relations - Great Britain - Fiction
Great Britain - Foreign relations - China - Fiction
Alternative histories (fiction)
Fantasy fiction
Call Number 813.6 AFI
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: [Madrid] : BookaVivo, 2024. 9798886577839.
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