Monday, August 07, 2006

WSJ on the "Classics Market"

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal ran an article on the current market for classic works of literature, particularly translations. It gets at the question of the necessity/desirability of "updated" translations - is it true, as Viking publisher Paul Slovak says, that "Times change, and there is a sense that every generation can find a new translation that speaks to them"?

(h/t: GalleyCat, to which a link has been added on the sidebar)