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Chad Post of Dalkey Archive Press about the role of literature in translation in the US
Thread poster: Сергей Лузан

Сергей Лузан
Russian Federation
Local time: 17:51
German to Russian
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Aug 8, 2006

My theory is that there is a vicious cycle working against the publication of translations, which results in a state of economic censorship. It costs around $25,000 to publish a book. For a work in translation that figure is closer to $35,000. So before even coming out with a book, publishers are spending an additional $10,000 to do a work in translation.

[Edited at 2006-08-08 13:40]

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Chad Post of Dalkey Archive Press about the role of literature in translation in the US

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