Babel Via Negativa


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by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-mingdé
published by Ethos Books


Babel Via Negativa is a collection of hybrid scripting, described by Lily Hoang as a “menagerie” with “tweets suspended in hypotaxis, an intertextual roundtable about the chicken that couldn’t cross the road, and essays that smash poetics with Kon’s distinctive transnational sass”. Dive into the invented form of the asingbol, assorted poetic ruminations, lost acts of translation, or the five critical essays that speak of the ultimate limits of language – what it means to say and unsay. The book has also been described by Richard Collins as “a feast of juxtapositions” and “an impossibility of conversations”.

- paperback: 159 pages
- product dimensions: 131 x 199 mm
- ISBN: 9789810959012