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M.ª Carmen África Vidal Claramonte
Universidad de Salamanca
Spain
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Vol. 1 No. 1 (2015), Articles, pages 87-98
Accepted: May 20, 2015
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The aim of this essay is to consider the peculiar uses of language in the translation of a novel as complex as Between, by Christine Brooke-Rose. Written in many languages at the same time, this text construes reality through «second-order signs», to use Roland Barthes’ phrase. Thus, my theoretical foundation is mainly the kind of «writerly text» hypothesized by Barthes in S/Z, but also other concepts such as Jacques Derrida’s «monolinguism of the Other» and Rosi Braidotti’s «nomadism». Taking all these notions into account, the essay favors a liminal, never conclusive, rizomatic translation.

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