Cost to translate the last two Red Wheel books
November 5, 2010 2:24 PM Subscribe
What would be a ballpark cost to translate Solzhenitsyn's remaining two "Red Wheel" books into English?
posted by TheManChild2000 to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I read an interesting article
discussing in part the current translation status of the four Red Wheel books. It appears that two of the books (March 1917 and April 1917) have never been translated into English and there are no plans to do so. A Solzhenitsyn scholar is quoted in the article as saying:
[the translation of the last two books into English] would take a rich benefactor,” he says. “It’s never going to make a profit. I don’t even think the sales would pay the cost of the translation."
This got me wondering just how rich someone would have to be to basically write a grant for this work. What would be a ballpark cost for translating something like that?