Bilingual novels

20 January 2009 at 4:16 AM | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Simon Ager wrote in his blog on 24 May 2007 that “In regions where two or more languages are a part of everyday life, you’d think that some writers might use a mixture of those languages in their stories. However, apart from a few Welsh and Irish novels which include bits of English dialogue, I haven’t come across any bilingual novels. Have you?” He got several responses, mentioning works by Jose Maria Arguedas, Carlos Fuentes, Avi Wortis, Giannina Braschi, Rolando Hinojosa, Anne Frank, and T. Coraghessan Boyle, as well as some films. Had I read the entry then, I would have posted hundreds of names of authors from the Philippines (all Filipinos are at least bilingual; most are multilingual or polyglots).

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: