Posts Tagged: Financial Times

The Rumpus Interview with Jon Day

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Jon Day discusses his memoir, Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, the bicycle as a symbol of gentrification, and the city as “a technology for living.”

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Translation Grows Trendy

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Translated literature is as much a product of the translator as it is the writer. After years of in the doldrums, literature in translation is making a resurgence as the art and skill has modernized. The Financial Times takes a look at the people responsible for bringing non-English texts to English readers and exporting English texts […]

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Bringing Tolstoy to the West

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More people were reading Tolstoy than any other author in translation at the beginning of the 20th century, but as late as the 1880s, few non-Russians had even heard of him. Translators were deterred partly because of the length of his works and complexities of language, not to mention his overwhelming Russian-ness. At the Financial Times, Rosamund […]

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Pixels vs. Paper

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There’s long been debate over e-books vs. paper books. Now, the Financial Times reports on new research that shows that digital devices encourage deep reading while printed books are better for an active learning. But, in the end, “there doesn’t seem to be any convincing evidence that reading on screen or paper is better per se.”

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The Economics of Book Festivals

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These days, you can’t throw a book without hitting a book festival. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s biggest literature festival, is reported to have had 200,000 attendees this spring. In Britain alone, there are over 350 book festivals a year. For Financial Times, Carl Wilkinson looks at the economics behind these festivals. Who makes […]

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