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Oops, I’m trapped

Blake Morrison: ‘Tomb of Sand’, 6 October 2022

Tomb of Sand 
by Geetanjali Shree, translated by Daisy Rockwell.
Tilted Axis, 735 pp., £12, August 2021, 978 1 911284 61 1
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... disquisitions, alliteration, double entendre, euphony. In the afterword, the translator, Daisy Rockwell, talks about Shree’s relish for the sound of words, their dhwani; though fluent in English, she wrote the novel in her mother tongue, Hindi, in order to give assonance full rein. Any translation, the novel tells us, can turn into ‘an ...

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