Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Krishna's Travels Continue...

Continuing travels around the world, With Krishna's Eyes, is now available in Italian.

From a completely aesthetic point of view, I am intrigued by the differences in covers that the novel seems to generate in each language and country. Is this because countries have different visual demands vs a somehow more universal linguistic desire? Why do covers change so drastically from one territory to another? One would not expect the same for a music album or film publicity after all. So what changes in case of a book?

All these questions, and no real answers!

3 comments:

  1. Sundeep Kumar7/02/2008 6:31 am

    Congratulations! For the Italian edition of your novel. It must have been a beautiful experience for you to see various European avatars of your novel. Yes, I think, like people, nations too have different ways of visualising things. Hence, different covers for different language!

    Lot of good wishes for success of your novel.

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  2. this is news to me, had no idea book covers change for different languages or countries... I guess to make it more approachable and relevant to each culture they will be read in and create a link between what is inside the book and what the culture it will read in is about. Who knows?

    Hope the book does well over there, regardless of the cover :)

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  3. I'm reading actually this book in Italian! When I'll finish it I'll post my opinions, but, I love Indian culture, and I'm sure I will find in it much interesting.
    Namaste, L.

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