Contemporary Literature Press,
under The University of Bucharest, in conjunction with The British Council, and The Romanian Cultural Institute,
Announces the publication of
David Lodge. A Reader.
Parallel Texts. 159pp.
edited by Lidia Vianu.
Selection by Brândușa Răileanu.
Contemporary Literature Press is publishing the first David Lodge Reader, as well as the first online book authored by Lodge. It includes fragments from ten of his novels, in both English and their Romanian translation.
The aim of this Lodge Reader is, on the one hand, to whet the readers’ appetite. On the other hand, since the book is published as parallel texts, it is meant to help those who are trying to improve their knowledge of the English language.
David Lodge (born in 1935) began as an academic, and is now a well-established literary critic and novelist. The Chronology of his works at the end of the Reader offers ample information as to his whole work. The major feature of his criticism and fiction is his balanced attitude versus tradition and innovation. Lodge is undoubtedly a novelist of the present, but with a solid knowledge of the past.
This Reader has been put together with the encouragement of the author himself. Before anything else, it is a gift to students of both literature and language. We hope it will prove that good literature crosses borders, and that, in this process, mastery of foreign languages is a faithful ally.
David Lodge. A Reader, edited by Lidia Vianu is formally launched on 12 July 2012. But it is available for consultation and downloading on receipt of this Press Release, at the following internet address: