Monday, February 1, 2010

A surprise Italian bestseller

Every now and then you read a story that is simply baffling. Like the fact that good old Auntie Mame is now a bestseller in Italy. Auntie Mame? Well, life is a banquet, after all.

The NY Times: Perhaps no one is more surprised here than the book’s Italian publisher, Adelphi. “We’re completely mystified,” said Matteo Codignola, the Adelphi editor who translated the novel. “We thought it would appeal to a certain kind of public, but we didn’t expect this.” More...

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