Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
GatekeepersThe Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

William Marling

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190274146

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 October 2019



Writers, Gatekeepers, Publishing, and History

(p.143) Conclusion

William Marling

Oxford University Press

Writers, gatekeepers, translation, and publishing have changed dramatically since the 1960s. Five large Anglo-American publishers control most of the world’s literature in translation, as Albert Greco shows, and have created a genre called World Literature, inflected by magic realism. James English argues that the “prize system” buttresses this system, and book reviewers such as at the New York Times (for example, Michiko Kakutani) and at the New Yorker (John Updike) have long reinforced the genre by making sure that not many too “foreign” or translated books get reviewed. Although literature in translation is still published by smaller presses and reviewed, it probably won’t enter the mainstream again until it is needed due to history.

Keywords:   Publishing industry, reviewing process, literature in translation, Michiko Kakutani, John Updike, New York Times, Amazon, MFA programs, opportunity cost, franchise

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .