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October 7, 2010
Raise a Glass to Jerome
Raise a Glass to Jerome
By Paul E. Richardson

This week I came across two excellent articles on the Art of Translation, one in the NY Times, the other in the National Post. The NY Times article, written by Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours, raises some fascinating ideas about how writing itself is an act of translation, from the writer's ideas and perception of what his perfect work might be...

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September 8, 2010
Thoroughbred Post-Horses
By Paul E. Richardson

Alexander Pushkin famously called translators "the post-horses of literature." Well, two thoroughbreds who have worked with us on Russian Life and Chtenia have just been awarded grants from the National Endowment of the Arts to bring some important works to English. First, Anne Fisher, translator of our book, The Little Golden Calf:

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August 31, 2010
Fish Anyone?
By Paul E. Richardson

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! Our new novel, Fish: A History of One Migration, written by Peter Aleshkovsky and translated by Nina Shevchuk-Murray, has just arrived from the printer. They did a wonderful job and Fish will start shipping tomorrow morning.

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July 1, 2010
Chtenia 11: Literal Poem Translations
Tags: blok, mayakovsky, poetry
May 19, 2010
Keep Reading, Dima
By Paul E. Richardson

President Dmitry Medvedev says he likes the classics, but that,just recently he made a request for buying about 50 books authored by contemporary Russian writers over the past 5-7 years. "I have read some of them and I cannot say I have been excited," he said. "By and large I have to read all sorts of dull papers the presidents normally read. Draft documents, draft decrees, draft instructions, laws, reports...

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Tags: medvedev, reading, literature, fiction