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BookBlast® Archive

BB Archive The Past, Alan Pauls, BookTrust

Review of The Past by Alan Pauls, an Argentine writer, literary critic and screenwriter. Georgia de Chamberet periodically reviewed translations by up-and-coming writers for BookTrust in the early 2000s. Roberto Bolaño publicly praised  novelist Alan […]

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Non Fiction

Review Magritte, Selected Writings

René Magritte: “Style is not an end in itself: it is a result”.  A thinker, Magritte was in permanent revolution against banality and crass assumptions. He communicated his ideas through paintings, which he called “visible thoughts,” […]

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Fiction

Review Ricarda Huch, The Last Summer

The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch, superbly translated by Jamie Bulloch, is a welcome rediscovered classic thanks to Peirene Press. “We aged a hundred years, and this Happened in a single hour: The short summer […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Jamie Bulloch, translator

Jamie Bulloch is an historian, and has worked as a professional translator from German since 2001. His translations include books by Paulus Hochgatterer, Alissa Walser, Timur Vermes, Friedrich Christian Delius and Linda Stift. Jamie won […]

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Interview

Interview Andrew Lycett, author

Andrew Lycett is the biographer of Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Conan Doyle and Wilkie Collins. Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and […]

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Legacy Agency

BB Archive The Three Faces of Elton Mayo, J H Smith, New Society

Elton Mayo was born in Australia one hundred years ago this month (on December 26, 1880) and died in a nursing home in Guildford almost sixty-nine years later. Towards the end of his life, through […]