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Medios de Estados Unidos celebran traduccion al ingles de Fernando Baez

En medio de la guerra en solitario que libra Fernando Baez contra las transnacionales en la Biblioteca Nacional de Venezuela, suele olvidarse que su obra sigue divulgandose y ahora ha llegado la traduccion a todas las librerias de Estados Unidos y es celebrada por toda la critica. Incluso en Londres hay quienes ya hablan de un fenomeno literario excepcional que se prolonga a Asutralia y Nueva Zelanda. He aqui parte de la cronica del ultimo numero de Harper's Magazine: New Books By John Leonard Fire, water, gas, heat, dust, negligence, ignorance, malice, collectors, book sellers, book worms, insects, children, and servants”—these, according to William Blades in Enemies of Books (1880), are the agents most responsible for the deterioration, disappearance, and/or destruction of individual volumes and of entire libraries. He was addressing, of course, such realms of contingency and inadvertence as bad luck, lousy weather, human error, and stuff happens. So he omitted to mention