Robert Wechsler




Robert Wechsler is the Publisher at Catbird Press.


PERFORMING WITHOUT A STAGE: The Art of Literary Translation. The first overview of this important, exciting, yet most invisible of performing arts, which gives us access to the world's literature. The book deals with such matters as the history of literary translation, the publishing, reviewing, and teaching of literary translations, the literary translator's nearly nonexistent public image, the literary translator's fidelity to the author, and the value for writers and scholars of studying and practicing literary translation.

320 pp., ISBN 0-945774-38-9. Only available as an e-book, or as a free PDF from Catbird Press.


Translation of LIVING PARALLEL by Alexandr Kliment. A beautiful, reflective Czech novel about an unusual love triangle: man, woman, Czech countryside.

$21 cloth, 240 pp., ISBN 0-945774-51-6.
Also available as a free e-book from Catbird Press.


THE HUMORISTS' GUIDES. Edited by Robert Wechsler. These three volumes collect stories, memoirs, character sketches, descriptions, light verse, and cartoons that will amuse anyone who travels. From irony to nonsense and back again, you will find in these volumes all the absurdities and delights of travel. You'll also find Mark Twain, Robert Benchley, James Thurber, Emily Kimbrough, Al Hirschfeld, and dozens more humorists and cartoonists.

"A first-rate gift for the traveler-to-be as well as for stay-at-homes." -New York Times


IN A FOG: The Humorists' Guide to ENGLAND
SAVOIR RIRE: The Humorists' Guide to FRANCE
HERE WE ARE: The Humorists' Guide to the UNITED STATES


Each book is $10.95 paper (except In a Fog, which is $12.95), 200 pp., illustrated.
ISBN 0-945774-03-6, 00-1, 13-3, 01-X.


COLUMBUS LA MODE: Parodies of Contemporary American Writers. This unusual collection of parodies of contemporary American writers together tells the story of Christopher Columbus. It's a mock-anti-heroic work that skewers the style, characters, attitudes, and themes of everyone from Stephen King to Philip Roth.

$12.95 paper, 189 pp., ISBN 0-945774-16-8.
Also available as a free e-book from Catbird Press.


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