quarta-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2008


"Last month, the first foreign-language edition of the Book Review was launched in … Romania? Don’t be so surprised. The post-communist, Romance-language-speaking country of 22 million, recently famous for global cinematic sensations like “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” and “12:08 East of Bucharest,” also has a thriving literary scene. "

"The Romanian edition of the Times Book Review, published by Editura Univers with a beginning print run of 40,000 copies, is currently a mirror copy of the English edition but hopes to add coverage of Romanian books in a few months. The online version won’t be up and running until March, but check out this cover from the inaugural issue, which features Jeffrey Rosen’s review of Anthony Lewis’s new book “Libertate Pentru Opinile Pe Care Le Detestam” — that’s “Freedom For the Thought We Hate” to you and me. The very groovy cover illustration, by Patrick Thomas, reproduces the text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The words “New York Times Book Review” are rendered in English, but the rest of the cover provides some phrases bookish travelers might find useful on their next trip to Bucharest, including “novel” (romanul), “history” (istoria) and “neoconservative” (neoconservativ). "

From the article by Jennifer Schuessler, at the Paper Cuts Blog of the New York Times.
Notícia vista pela primeira vez no blog Bibliotecário de Babel.

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