That poll has been quite something..
It's not even wild west, it's just "book twitter".
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 13 August 2023 10:24 (three months ago) link
I'd rather they publish more translation than reissue Anglo literary writing but they are already doing a lot.
they do pretty good though on the translation front imo -- they can't be selling too much Ivo Andric but there he is! tons of super edgelord lit types like to hate on nyrb for what amount imo to not being edgelordy enough
― J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 13 August 2023 13:54 (three months ago) link
I love this review of Johnson's Anniversaries. It's very good at describing the book, gives a sense of the achievement as well as it's potential flaws, and does this with a good level of precision. It matches a lot of my reading of it.
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 13 August 2023 21:49 (three months ago) link
xp - is edgelord lit like William Burroughs/the Beats?
― xyzzzz__, Monday, 14 August 2023 10:11 (three months ago) link
nah yknow I mean this is now a v dated reference but ny tyrant types, of whom there are a good handful
― J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 14 August 2023 10:42 (three months ago) link
wild western canon still includes blood meridian
― close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Monday, 14 August 2023 11:15 (three months ago) link
The Alvaro Mutis is all time.
May the memory of Edith Grossman be a blessing! What a dear professor, and an incredible titan in world literature. Her translations provided terrifying and melancholic worlds. pic.twitter.com/ZCbfYHMCui— Zach Issenberg (@ZIssenberg) September 4, 2023
― xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 08:11 (two months ago) link