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Burnt-out Publisher Embarks On Literary Pilgrimage

Posted at 9:30AM Saturday 16 Jun 2012

Samuel Riba, a newly retired literary publisher who has "watched in despair the spectacle of the noble branch of his trade – publishers who still read and who have always been drawn to literature – gradually, surreptitiously dying out". Riba had gloried in publishing Spanish editions of many great books (the author names fall fast and thick throughout, as do quotes) yet is now aware that, while commercial fiction has supplanted the literary, the true world power is the internet.

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