The range of modern world literature published in Czech offers readers a welcome guide to orientation on the book market. Given the often chaotic flood of new titles, publishers provide – or want to and should – a certain guarantee of quality and interest. But how do modern projects compare to traditional projects like the Odeon World Literature series?
What role should such translations play these days? And how do the editors of such series view them and their function? What criteria do they apply when choosing books to publish? How do they approach the business of profiling and developing such series?
On 2 December these and many other questions will be debated at the A2 Criticism Club by Martina Mašínová (Plus, the Pestrá řada series), Tomáš Dimter (Mladá fronta), Jindřich Jůzl (Odeon, Světová knihovna), and Martin Svoboda (Argo, AAA – Anglo-American Authors series). The evening will be chaired by Pavel Kořínek (the Institute of Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences).
2 December 7pm A2 Criticism Club: Are Czech editions of world literature holding their own?
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