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The Past Alan Pauls BookTrust BB Archive

Book Blast 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 2008. The Past, first published in the […]

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Non Fiction

René Magritte Selected Writings Review

A thinker, René Magritte was in permanent revolution against banality and crass assumptions. He communicated his ideas through paintings, which he called “visible thoughts,” upending society’s conventions. He united the familiar in unexpected ways to […]

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Ricarda Huch The Last Summer Interview

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

Jamie Bulloch Translator Interview

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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Andrew Lycett Author Interview

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

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 […]