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Tagged with “book:author=china mieville” (2)

  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

  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