A collection of translated Russian literature, featuring everything from Tolstoy and Pushkin to lesser-known modern writers is to hit the international bookstands in the upcoming years.
The project is aimed at introducing a wider range of Russian books to foreign readers. Publishers Duckworth together with Read Russia will release a 125-volume collection of translated Russian literature from old classics to modern authors, The Bookseller reports.
The new Russian Library will cover 1,000 years of Russian literature.
“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,” Peter Mayer, the owner of Duckworth says.
The project titled the Russian Library will begin publishing in the autumn of 2013 and plans to publish books in print and digitally. The first five volumes are to be released in 2013 and then the publisher plans to release 10 books every year.
The Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications is sponsoring the project.
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