News for week ending 2013-06-07 (open thread)

News for week ending 2013-06-07 (open thread) […]

Special VWOP feature: American Detective Fiction: The Translations Were Too Short

Hey, folks! This is something I’m really excited to present.

The French Série noire translations of American crime fiction novels, along with American film noir, were hugely influential on French New Wave directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Melville. (The shot above this post is from (sort-of) Parker adaptation Made in U.S.A. […]

News for week ending 2013-05-31 (open thread)

News for week ending 2013-05-31 (open thread) […]