MacLehose Press Publicity 19/09/11

We begin with the paperback of Daniel Pennac’s wonderfully prognostic book, School Blues – which has caught the attention of both the Economist: “. . . Describes what faces a school dunce when the teacher before him cannot recall what it felt like to be ignorant . . . Playfully written . . . “School Blues” joyously combines the profound with the seemingly trivial. It gently reminds readers how ignorant …

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More On Vasily Grossman Month

The Road by Vasily Grossman, a collection of short fiction and articles (translated and edited by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler) is published this month in paperback amidst a positive extravaganza of renewed interest in the author of Life and Fate, a vivid account of the lives of a vast cast of characters living through battle of Stalingrad, and regarded by many as the greatest Russian novel of the twentieth century. …

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The Road Released in Paperback

It’s Vasily Grossman month and The Road, a collection of his short fiction and essays, has just been published. Here are just some of the reviews the hardback received last year “Taken together, the collection is a treasure trove that lends the reader an insider’s understanding of what it was like to live through the Soviet era, at the same time as it introduces us to Grossman’s enduring preoccupation with …

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MacLehose Press Publicity 6/6/11

The excellent news for today is that not only will Cees Nooteboom be in conversation with A. S. Byatt on the 17th June at the British Library as part of the LRB World Literature Festival. but ALSO, 3 stories from The Foxes Come at Night will be read in the BBC Radio Readings Radio 4 Afternoon Reading slot which will be broadcast at 3.30pm on Tuesday 19th July, Wednesday 20th …

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