French literature (in translation), French food (in moderation), French wine (in excess), French musique (oh la-la-la-di la), French kissing (in the dark).
To launch the first issue of the babel anthoklogy, a tres bonne time will be ad avec readings from the anthology, and M. Jean Milne of Belle Musette will entertain on the accordion...
Entry £5 includes free copy of the babel anthology+french collection (174pp); refreshment available.
First of an ongoing series the babel anthology + french collection brings previously untranslated writing from France to the Anglo world, along with new translations of little-known French classics. Alongside the clever French stuff a round-up of new writing in English from younger or less-recognised authors.
The babel anthology is a ‘live’ anthology, rounding up new and less well-known voices writing in English today and, with each volume, showcasing a different world literature.
First in the series tba + french collection brings new and previously untranslated writing from France to the Anglo world, along with some new translations of French classics. Alongside the foreign bodies we have a round-up of new writing in English from younger or less-recognised authors working outside the literary circles of hell of conglomerate publishing and celebrity namestering.
We include novel extracts, short stories, travel pieces, essays and poetry and work that fades in and out of different genres, gathering the sounds, voices and thoughts of the contemporary world into ‘the farmer’s market of the mind’.
Many of the authors and translators here are Oxford-based as we followed the ‘think global act local’ philosophy and started up using resources that were at hand. However this should not be mistaken for an internal Oxford project; we are open to writers, translators and editors from anywhere, please see the ‘submissions’ and ‘next issues’ sections at the end of the book.
The babel anthology is a new venture largely conjured with people found at the Albion Beatnik. 174pp A5 format £6 advance copies will be available at the Albion from 30th March.