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  1. No Metaphors – China Miéville’s Imagined Language

    For the Ariekei, who live on a distant planet in China Miéville’s latest novel Embassytown, speech is thought: “Without language for things that didn’t exist, they could hardly think them.”

    In Miéville’s Ariekei language, there is no room for metaphor, no space between the thing – or the idea – and the word. As a result, the Ariekei have no concept of lying. Language is truth, rather than merely standing in for it. Quite the opposite of any human language.


    —Huffduffed by KurtL 9 months ago

  2. China Mieville on “The City & The City”

    Tom from Amazon talks to China Mieville about his book The City & The City


    —Huffduffed by KurtL 3 years ago