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Local book finds unlikely Asian market: Pritchard's update of classic strikes a chord

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Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY AUTHOR STANFORD Pritchard's updated and annotated version of William Strunk Jr.'s classic writing-advice work, "The Elements of Style," has sold surprisingly well after it was translated into Korean a little more than two years ago. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — The deposits into Stanford Pritchard’s National Bank of Middlebury account arrive at random hours, but usually in the middle of the night.

Of course, that makes perfect sense. The funds come from a literary agency in Seoul, South Korea, and the day’s quietest hours in small-town Vermont are the busiest in a hub of Asian commerce.

Pritchard, a writer born in Washington, D.C., and educated at Haverford College and the University of Chicago, moved to Middlebury in 1978 with a former flame.

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