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Duckworth plans Russian literature collection
10.07.12 | Joshua Farrington
Indie publisher Duckworth has teamed up with the Read Russia project to create a 125-volume collection of translated Russian literature, featuring everything from Tolstoy and Pushkin to lesser-known modern writers.
The Russian Library project is due to begin publishing in autumn 2013 with five volumes released in print and digital, and with a further 10 books expected to follow each year.
Duckworth owner Peter Mayer said: “The goal of The Russian Library is to transcend the well-respected classics and broaden the awareness of Russian culture by making available for the first time in uniform editions these important works of literature, so many barely known outside Russia.”
The uniform library will cover 1,000 years of Russian fiction, drama and poetry, and will be produced in collaboration with Read Russia, an initiative to promote Russian culture sponsored by the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.