Monday, January 22, 2007

hey Knopf, can we get a better picture of Marai on the book jacket of The Rebels??

Knopf/Borzoi has done a superb job of bringing Marai to English so far, in every way except the choice of author photo! The one they used on Embers, Casanova and now apparently The Rebels makes poor Marai look terrible.

Might I suggest one of these, especially Marai as a young man, as he wrote The Rebels at age 30:

EDIT: WHOOPS! This young man is not Marai, but the Hungarian novelist poet Radnóti Miklós! Damn you, Google Images.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Rebels excerpt in Subtropics

The January 2007 issue of Subtropics, a literary magazine from the University of Florida, contains an excerpt from George Szirtes' translation of The Rebels.

Marai in English

Old news, but according to The Believer, Knopf has the rights to a whopping 23 Marai novels...!

Monday, January 08, 2007

The Rebels cover unveiled!

Perhaps also designed by Peter Mendelsund, who did the elegant jacket cover of Casanova in Bolzano?

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