re Egmont's Barks 100 books
Nils Lid Hjort
nils at math.uio.no
Thu Apr 19 13:02:06 CEST 2001
<<Who wrote article/s to Swedish/Danish/Norwegian
Barks 100 book? I can´t find any info about these books
in official Disney-pages anymore. No sight of them after
that Barks-birthday week when they had that voting thing
there. Do not they want to sell/advertise those books? >>
The (relatively short) introduction to the Egmont "Barks' Best"
book has been written by Øystein Sørensen, professor of history
at the University of Oslo. (Introductions to the year-by-year
"Complete Volumes of Donald Duck & Co.", a great success
also in the selling sense of the word, have by comparison
much more serious and long introductions. So far Egmont
Norway have issued 1948-1949, 1950, 1951-I, 1951-II,
1952-I, 1952-II, 1953-I, 1953-II, 1953-II. But this was
a footnote.) His preface has simply been translated into
Danish and Swedish. In addition there are (very) short
introductions to each of the stories in the book.
Otherwise I agree regarding the web pages of Egmont Donald Duck
Norway/Anders And Denmark/Kalle Anke Sweden. They are kept
in strict simultaneous control, obviously. They are not kept
well up to date; their sections on "recommended literature"
are not well worked through; more typographical-grammatical-
orthographical errors (shudder) slip through to these pages
than to the published pages in the magazines. (Example du jour:
"Littaratur [sic] for den ivrige Donald-forsker"...)
As Timo I find it particularly strange that the very recent
"Barks' Best" is now suddenly invisible on the web pages.
Similarly it does not seem possible to find out for example
about the "Complete Volumes" (how to buy an issue of interest,
how to find out which volume has a scholarly preface by
Sørensen) or the "Finally Back!" series.
One would hope that these web pages, which I assume are
visited by many (younger) readers, are given higher priority
by the Egmont offices.
Nils Lid Hjort
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