What makes a publishing house great? The easy answer is the consistency with which it produces books of value over a lengthy period of time. That would include in our day, beyond the obvious candidates, houses as unalike as Oxford University Press and New Directions. But thereʼs also the energy and flair with which it brings its books to the attention of the general reading public, so doing justice to its authors. And theres its loyalty to those authors. And its over-all conviction that books matter. And, of course, turning a profit.

A new book «Hothouse» (Simon & Schuster), by Boris Kachka takes as a given that its subject, Farrar, Straus&Giroux, has been and remains a great publisher, and without any question that’s the case. FSG, as it’s generally called, has brought us more than half a century of distinguished books, rarely slipping below the level of distinction it hoped to achieve. How it did so is certainly worth both parsing and paying tribute to, but a degree of disillusionment with this project sets in when we get past the cute title to the even cuter and more hyperbolic subtitle: «The Art

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Why Belarusian kids deprived decent books?

Publisher "Radiola-plus" exists in the book publishing market for more than 10 years. Books wordsmiths and beginners, tutorials, dictionaries, anthologies of poetry — that’s the circle of literature, which occurs in bookstores under the name of the publishing house, which is run by my current spokesman Vladimir Sivchikov.Publisher "Radiola-plus" works without a summer vacationMichas Scoble: "Vladimir, summer — not a good time for book publishers. But" Radiola-plus "works without a summer vacation. Pahvalitsesya What new books?"Vladimir Sivchikov: "Almost in the last month we have received from publishing three new books. Call first book of poetry with Ales Kamotskii symbolic title"

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Why Belarusian kids deprived decent books?

Publisher "Radiola-plus" exists in the book publishing market for more than 10 years. Books wordsmiths and beginners, tutorials, dictionaries, anthologies of poetry — that’s the circle of literature, which occurs in bookstores under the name of the publishing house, which is run by my current spokesman Vladimir Sivchikov.Publisher "Radiola-plus" works without a summer vacationMichas Scoble: "Vladimir, summer — not a good time for book publishers. But" Radiola-plus "works without a summer vacation. Pahvalitsesya What new books?"Vladimir Sivchikov: "Almost in the last month we have received from publishing three new books. Call first book of poetry with Ales Kamotskii symbolic title"

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Belarusian foreign literature printed in the main non-governmental publishers

Among the most productive publishers foreign literature-private publishers Igor Loginov. Exclusively in "Czech collection" there are two written and preparing to enter five books of Czech creators. Foreign literature in the hands of "nedyarzhavnikav"On the other completed projects knows Igor Logvinov:"At This year out compilation "20 Polish stories," ontology Belarusian-German texts "Front Line", ontology child of Polish poetry "Color beast", a book of contemporary Israeli writer Etgar keratitis in Hebrew "bus driver, who wished become God, "and other works of foreign authors."A significant amount of foreign literature in Belarusian comes in a series of "Literary piggy bank"-independent publisher Dmitry Kolasa

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Frankfurter Allgemeine: How rotation or against Lukashenko’s own KGB

"Lukashenko threatened his possible opponent, that will cut off their hands to his shoulders. On This time he had in mind was not the opposition, which is presently eventually split hardly unsafe mode. It was on the Committee of State Security, which hitherto had great prestige as a citadel of dictatorship "- says" Frankfurter Allgemeine ".For disk imaging editions dismissed on this week the head of the KGB Stepan Sukharenka and his deputy Vasily Dement did not help even one win over a dangerous opponent-Polish spies.Not helped Sukharenko and his past awards — the same detention so called terrorists recently

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Grodno: Mieczyslaw Yaskevich released

Do policemen caused suspicion Polish-edition "Magazyn Polski na uchodzstwie" i "Glos znad Niemna na uchodzstwie", was 51 times their copy. Magazine and newspaper were seized and made the seizure protocol. Mieczyslaw Jaskiewicz notes uttered police that read the newspaper, so make sure there nothing against the government and its managers.Then he uttered a detainee that entered the top team to conduct a search of his apartment. But he claimed, that was the order. The policemen took him to the October district prosecutor’s office, but a search warrant and did not receive had Yaskevich release.

Gennady Buraukin not found at the show’s own books

The exhibition show their products all municipal publisher:Fin: "My name is Konstantin fin. Imagine publishing" People’s Education ". Reporter: "What books are on display?"Fin: "The exhibition presents books for special schools — for children with learning difficulties.’s Arranged books for secondary school — as textbooks, collections of problems, benefits for teachers."Reporter: "What part of you occupy Belarusian-books?"Fin: "Publisher makes law bilingualism. Because we have textbooks and teachers’ manuals for both Russian and Belarusian schools. All duplicated: the Russian-Belarusian".The role of the exhibition is and personal publishing.Mashkovskii: "I’m from the publisher" Development. "My name is Eugene Mashkovskii. Here we have a

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Olympic characters — in Chinese life

Adlazhanasts and outstanding organization of the event was noted by many guests during the Olympic Games in all 17 days of it. However, when the start of major launches chatyrohgoddya determined some stiffness owners, whose main achievement was the gold medals at the moment there is a certain raznyavolenasts and implementation in daily life-being of athletes new Olympic values, but which applies traction to the beautiful.As you know, in China in connection with perazasyalennem not find TV channels, where would twisted films with explicit scenes of love. Can not be found on every corner here or magazines like "Playboy". But

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In the House of Writers Maria Martysevich Dmitry Vishnev Anna Kislitsyna

LITPRATSESDMITRY cherry "publishing" Goliath "ABOVE FOR POLITICAL GAMES"April 29 in Minsk bolshennom Hall writers took a broad presentation of the new non-state publishing house "Goliaths". Its creators — two young poets, several former members of the informal literary groups and Misha Bashura Dmitry cherries. With one of them, who became director of a new publishing house, our correspondent met a Valentine Aksak.Valentine Aksak: "Presentation" Goliath "astounded everyone and everyone, because let’s just talk about the surprise. Personalities begin with. First 1990s you were in the literary and artistic movement" Boom-Bam-Lit ", were later employee Writers’ House, then — non-state employee

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Beetles — Goliaths 4 books from afar

Very interested in publishing a new title — "Goliaths". Because even before the presentation climbed to the dictionary. On the porch of the House of Writers met the founder of the publishing house, the famous writer and artist Dmitry Cherry.Reporter: "I calculated at least four meanings of the word" Goliath ": there and German self-propelled mine, and the turtle, and fighter, and even humanoid robot. But in your case, what is it? "Cherry: "Encyclopedia gives" Goliath "and" Goliath. "It has different meanings. But we have identified that this African beetles, 5 large African beetles. We have a lot of" greenish

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