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Literature in Translation

Stamp Your Passport With 7 Great Books From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.23.2015 | Books

We know books improve our capacity for empathy. Why, then, is it so tempting to pick up titles with plots that mirror our own experiences? It's fun an...

Poetry in Translation: A Conversation With Care Santos

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Santos's collection, Dissection, translated into English by Lawrence Schimel, has just been published by A Midsummer Night's Press as a part of its new Periscope imprint. Recently, I talked with Santos about her work as a poet.

Poetry in Translation: A Conversation With Jana Putrle Srdić

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Putrle's collection, Anything Could Happen, translated into English by Barbara Jurša, has just been published by A Midsummer Night's Press as a part of its new Periscope imprint.

PEN Translation Fund Donor's Identity Revealed

Susan Bernofsky | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Susan Bernofsky

"He was enormously embarrassed at the thought of being publicly associated with the donation, and insisted on complete anonymity. Mike had a visceral horror of money, which he associated with excess. He explained that the money was the death benefit that his mother received in 1945."

How Bibles Make Mistakes

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Is there a country in the world where people quote the Bible as much as we do here in America? But what are we quoting?

Development Work Includes Literary Translation? You Sure?

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

In order to explain the importance of literary work to the broader project of social justice, international exchange, and democracy, I might need to s...

Two Amazing Thrillers for Your Holiday Gift List

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

If you're looking to surprise book lovers on your gift list, you can't do better than giving them two paperback thrillers by Jacques Chessex. Never h...

Madame Bovary: The Exquisite Corpse

Joe Woodward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

As I've been reading this new Davis translation of Madame Bovary, familiar feelings have come rushing back to me. I always hope things will turn out differently, and this translation is no exception.

Foreign Language, Foreign Land: Reading My Book in a New Language

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.04.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

I'm just back from a book tour of over two weeks in Germany where I did something I never dreamed of doing: I read from my new memoir in German.

Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

To celebrate Independence Day, here are 15 small presses that exemplify the best qualities of this publishing tradition--so characteristic of America,...

Best European Fiction: New Anthology Broadens American Readers' Horizons

Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Even the most dedicated fiction readers might have trouble naming contemporary authors from Macedonia, Liechtenstein or Slovenia. Dalkey Archive Press...