Blurbs on French books.

A fascinating post, via Maitresse, on blurbs on French books… or really, the lack thereof. (Original French text here, but Maitresse summarises in English.)

…in France, authors are identified as belonging to a particular publishing house, and for a Gallimard author to blurb an Albin Michel author would be unthinkable.

I had no idea. It’s such a common thing in North America, to have authors blurbing each other’s work.

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