Donnerstag, 15. Oktober 2009

Hannibal Lector’s Book Fair Selection (2)

"The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction", selected & translated by Pritham K. Chakravarthy edited by Rakesh Khanna, Blaft Publications, Chennai 2009, 400 pages (ISBN 9788190605601)

Mad scientists! Desperate housewives! Murderous robots! Scandalous starlets! Sordid, drug-fueled love affairs! This anthology from south India features seventeen stories by ten best-selling authors of Tamil crime, romance, science fiction, and detective stories, none of them ever before translated into English.

"Where Are You Going, You Monkeys? — Folktales from Tamil Nadu", by Ki. Rajanarayanan translated by Pritham K. Chakravarthy, Blaft Publications, Chennai 2009, 264 pages (ISBN 9788190605649)

Ki. Rajanarayanan has spent the last three quarters of a century collecting the weirdest and wildest tales of the karisal mannu, the drought-stricken red earth country of Tamil Nadu. This book contains a gallery of jealous husbands and conniving goddesses, pious sparrows and randy mice, jewel-crazy girl ghosts and angry star demons. WARNING: Includes a chapter of "naughty & dirty" tales - attractively tied off from the rest of the book with a red cloth tie.

Blaft Publications Private Limited (Chennai, India) 5.0 D930


Hannibal Lector's Special Web Links :

Beijing Rundschau (die Frankfurter Buchmesse 2009 in staatsoffizieller chinesischer Sicht)

Jan van der Putten (website of a dutch journalist who worked until recently in China)

Jan van der Putten is actually preparing a book for children from ten onwards ("The discovery of China"). It is an informative book about contemporary China and a fiction book in one, beautifully designed in the form of a scrap book of 176 pages.

You can have a look at the draft version at tuttibooks Hall 6.0 C931.

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