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  •  Anglophone exceptionalism. I read an article about (6+ / 0-)

    translation which cited figures on what fraction of books read in a country were translated from other languages. Of course, the US and England are the least international in our diet, because we're spoiled for good books written in English, and we're arrogant about our culture. Even when books do get translated into English, it's a crapshoot how well they get translated (though publishers seem to be taking care and quality more seriously in recent decades).

    There's a lot of good Russian SF - they've always had brave imaginations. I think I've read one Verne, one Lem, and Zamyatin. But my TBR is very longsighted.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 11:40:52 PM PDT

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