Pamphleteering, propaganda and agit-prop have long been a part of the publishing process. It’s here to stay. But how far should publishers go in their activism?
Browsing by topic: Venezuela
University of Chicago press’ extraordinary journey to bring Rómulo Gallegos’ early 20th century Venezuelan classic novel Doña Barbara back into print in English.
“I know beforehand that I will not have the book the client is asking for in 90% of cases.” By Julieta Lionetti CARACAS: Just 1% […]
Russia is following in the footsteps of Venezuela and Nigeria in promoting national reading programs, but what might seem like idealism is often something more.
By Andres Hax Over the course of each year, there are many important literary prizes in Latin America and Spain, and as this newsletter progresses […]
Digital media makes it easier for people to circumvent censorship, but are the corporations that control access to the internet willing to play along?
By Emily Williams No friend to publishing (see our earlier coverage here) Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has nevertheless started to implement his four-part color coded […]
By Emily Williams The ideologically tinged reading initiatives announced by Chávez’s administration in Venezuela have caused alarm and economic hardship among many of the country’s […]
By Emily Williams CARACAS: In bookstores all over Venezuela the bookshelves are emptying. Readers’ hunger for new and classic titles is as strong as it […]
By Emily Williams El Perro y la Rana is the heavyweight champion among the national publishers and booksellers the Venezuelan government has set up with […]