Pushkin press fortnight 2014


Now I now there has been a yearly event for Persephone books in the past .Now I want to start a yearly event for one of my favourite publisher Pushkin Press ,they are publisher of great translation and have just started doing a number of books from  English  as well .I am picking the middle  two weeks in February  2014  the 10th til the 23rd  , which ties up with the  anniversary of the death of Alexander Pushkin which of course whom the press was originally named after .I hope you can also tie these into my year-long Translation Bingo project .Recent highlights from Pushkin press  for me are –

The parrots by Flippo Bologna 

parrots Flippo Bologna


Jarmilla by Ernst Weiss

JarmillaTraveller of the century bY Andres Neuman

traveller of the centurySo what are you favourite books from Pushkin press ?




20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 14:54:36

    I love Pushkin Press books. Probably my favourite so far would be any of the Stefan Zweigs!


  2. Vishy
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 20:02:25

    Pushkin press fortnight is a wonderful idea, Stu! The books you have listed all look very interesting!


  3. lizzysiddal
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 20:09:01

    Count me in! I was privately planning on doing something on these lines anyway. Love Pushkin Press.


  4. Michael @ Literary Exploration
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 03:39:14

    Really looking forward to getting my hands on The Parrots by Filippo Bologna but doesn’t look like it is released in Australia yet. may have to resort to one of those evil online stores 😦


  5. Lisa Hill
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 07:40:20

    I really liked Traveller of the Century but my all time favourite is Petersburg by Andrei Bely. It was in my mind all the time when we went to St Petersburg last year:)


  6. Tony
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 08:03:20

    I’d have to echo Lisa’s answers – they were the two that came to my mind too 🙂


  7. Brian Joseph
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:21:11

    Great idea for a yearly post. It is really great that organizations like this are increasing the amount of literature available to us in English.


  8. Jackie Bailey (@farmlanebooks)
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 13:49:58

    Count me in too! ‘Traveller of the Century’ has been on my wishlist for far too long!


  9. Kinna
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 13:54:26

    Count me in Stu. I haven’t ready anything from Pushkin Press so looking forward to the introduction. thanks.


  10. Jacqui (@jacquiwine)
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 08:04:04

    Count me in, Stu. I absolutely loved Traveller of the Century. I’m sure I’ve got a couple of books from Pushkin Press on my shelves here so it’ll be a good time to read them.


  11. whisperinggums
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 02:39:38

    Can’t promise to take part Stu, but love the idea. Good for you.


  12. Parrishh
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 16:32:00

    Loved Traveller of the century, but more recently have enjoyed The Spectre of Alexander Wolf by Gaito Gazdanov


  13. Nana Fredua-Agyeman
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 12:32:34

    This is the first time I’m hearing of the Pushkin Press.


  14. Angelabsurdist
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 10:32:03

    TRAVELLER of course


  15. pushkinpress
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 10:05:39

    Thank you Stu and everyone for your wonderful support!! We’re a small team and your encouraging words mean a lot to us! Happy reading in 2014…


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