Anthea Bell, 'magnificent' translator of Asterix and Kafka, dies aged 82 Anthea Bell, 'magnificent' translator of Asterix and Kafka, dies aged 82

She opened up a world of literature to English readers, translating writers from Sigmund Freud to Cornelia FunkeAnthea Bell, the translator who brought classics from Asterix to WG Sebald to an English readership, has died at the age of 82.Her son, Oliver Kamm, a writer for the Times, announced the news on Thursday morning, describing Bell as “a literary giant and, in all respects, a brilliant...

October 18, 2018, 14:54
Newsbook: Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed While in Exile. These Books Explain the Country He Left. Newsbook: Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed While in Exile. These Books Explain the Country He Left.

Books on Saudi Arabian history and politics shed light on the Saud family’s reign.

October 20, 2018, 17:57
Peter Jaroš: Tisícročná včela starne, no aktuálna je dodnes Peter Jaroš: Tisícročná včela starne, no aktuálna je dodnes

Kniha Tisícročná včela Petra Jaroša vyšla po prvý raz v roku 1979. Už o štyri roky mal premiéru rovnomenný film. Odvtedy uplynulo 35 rokov. Viac o pozadí tohto diela prezradil Peter Jaroš.

October 19, 2018, 5:37
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors

In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.

yesterday, 17:00
‘The streets are haunted’ – Colm Tóibín explores literary Dublin ‘The streets are haunted’ – Colm Tóibín explores literary Dublin

The house where Oscar Wilde grew up and where James Joyce was let down, the library where WB Yeats studied … the Irish capital is full with the ghosts of great writersThere is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and associations you build up. With time, thoughts thicken and become richer, connect...

October 20, 2018, 12:00
Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce – review Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce – review

Colm Tóibín’s examination of three writers’ relationships with their fathers is full of insight and intrigueDoes every man secretly desire his father’s death? The great biographer Richard Ellmann believed there was something in this idea, noting that it recurs in the work of, among others, Dostoevsky, , Edmund Gosse and ; and in his new book about the fathers of Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats and...

yesterday, 8:00
Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels review – duck, Donald… Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels review – duck, Donald…

Daniels’s book reveals her to be a defiant survivor, with an eye for scabrous detail“OK,” says the all-knowing halfway through her book, “so did you just skip to this chapter?” Yes, I did: she is well aware of a male tendency to climax prematurely. The chapter I read out of sequence chronicles her evening with Donald Trump after a California golf tournament in 2006 – three hours...

today, 7:59
The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story – a standout survey The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story – a standout survey

Zadie Smith, David Szalay, Martin Amis … this anthology edited by Philip Hensher showcases skill and range rather than innovationThe wealthiest short story prize I have judged was the Sunday Times EFG short story award, which presents the victor with £30,000. If the winning writer were to use every single one of the 6,000 words allowed them, that would work out at a fiver a word, which puts...

October 19, 2018, 8:30
Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92 Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92

Ms. Anthony was one of the few women to explore the espionage genre. “I am basically an entertainer, and I’m very proud of it,” she said.

October 20, 2018, 0:51
First Macavity the cat, now Molly the mutt: the sequel TS Eliot dreamed of writing First Macavity the cat, now Molly the mutt: the sequel TS Eliot dreamed of writing

Eighty years after Old Possum, a companion collection of dog poems pays tribute to the literary giantFrom Macavity to Rum Tum Tugger, TS Eliot’s poems about cats, originally intended as gifts for his godchildren, have thrilled generations of children and adults alike, becoming a cultural phenomenon in the process.Now Eliot’s publishing house Faber & Faber is marking next year’s 80th...

October 20, 2018, 20:00