Book review
Theo Hermans. The Conference of the Tongues
Manchester & Kinderhook: St. Jerome Publishing, 2007. xii + 181 pp. ISBN 978-1-905763-05-4 22,50 £

Reviewed by Andrew Chesterman

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This is a provocative book; I was indeed occasionally provoked. Theo Hermans’ style draws attention to itself rather like the old translation metaphor of stained glass: one’s attention often lingers on the glass itself, which obscures what lies beyond. Some of the stained glass is elegant, ironic and witty, but some seems to mask a certain conceptual slipperiness.

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