Reviewing Translations (Afterthoughts)

It was roughly this time last year when I made the decision to focus on translated and international literature here at BookSexy Review.  The Reviewing Translations panel last Thursday at the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature couldn’t have been better timed.  The panelists were Ruth Franklin, Julya Rabinowich, and Lorin Stein.  The co-moderators were Eric Banks and Susan Bernofsky (Arne Bellstorf was … Continue reading Reviewing Translations (Afterthoughts)

A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé (translated from the original French by Alison Anderson)

Biblio-porn is a category of books specifically targeting bibliophiles – the true reading fanatics. It caters to the fetishists among us by focusing on all things literary:  books, bookshops,  readers, etc. Biblio-porn revels in the written word.  A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé and translated by Alison Anderson is undoubtedly biblio-porn. An heiress offers a bookshop manager the opportunity to join her in opening the shop … Continue reading A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé (translated from the original French by Alison Anderson)