For all the excitement, tourism, and politically tinged analysis that FIFA’s 21st World Cup brought to Moscow, the books market seems to have come out cheering, too, with international visitors said to be asking for Russian reads.
‘Bringing Gawain Home’: Simon Armitage on Translating ‘The Green Knight’
From World Literature Today: ‘What gets lost is the musicality of the poem,’ says poet Simon Armitage on translating the late-14th-century chivalric epic.
Classic, 20th-Century, and Contemporary Literature: The Read Russia Prizes
Translations into Italian, Spanish, and English are among the new winners of the biennial awards, which are given in Moscow both to translators and to publishers.
How Do You Like Your Classic Lit: In a Ball Gown or Lingerie?
Penguin and Clandestine Classics have very different takes on how to lure buyers into buying new editions of classic literature: one amps up the class, the other, the crass.
SURVEY: Is Sexing Up Classic Lit a Step Too Far?
Clandestine Classics adds explicit sex to novels by Jane Austen and others where none existed before. It is a cynical ploy to generate sales or just a bit of harmless fun?
Removing the YA Label: A Proposal, a Fantasy
Author Beth Kephart challenges the value of categorizing books as being for Young Adults. What does the YA label really tell us, anyway?
The 8-Bit Literary Platform: Turning The Great Gatsby Into A Video Game
Charlie Hoey and Peter Smith took 9 months to develop the Great Gatsby as a game. The literary mashup became a phenomenon and has 177,000 likes on Facebook.
Are Games a Gateway into Classic Lit for Reluctant Readers?
My generation played role playing games; today’s kids play video games. It’s the obsession with story that turns someone into a reader.
Is Reading a Graphic Novel Adaptation of a Classic “Cheating?”
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the publishing program of Campfire Books, an Indian graphic novel company that is exporting comic book versions of Western classics around the world. The books are proving especially popular with teachers and schools, as a result of both their high quality and low cost, not to mention their appeal to younger readers. …
Advantage India: Delhi’s Campfire Classics Hark Back to Golden Age of Comics
• Indian graphic novel publisher Campfire Books has begun exporting affordable Western classics to the US and other English-speaking nations around the world. • Among the advantages the company has is the ability to keep most of the work in-house. The company employs a bullpen of 20 full-time artists on staff to do with drawing and coloring, thus helping to keep …
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