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Without giving too much away, the book talks about world literature and how it is a lot harder for authors from other countries. There may be one well known Indian author (worldwide), but how many Americans? It also discusses the loss of culture (or lack) because if a book is in a Japanese culture, how well do Americans understand that culture? How will it impract their reading of the book? Do these books actual protray other cultures, or have they been too largely Americanized to fit a wider audience? What does the process of translation do to a text where certain phrases don’t directly translate?
All of these things are discussed in the appropriate amount of detail without getting too long or boring and fantastic examples are provided. Just from reading this book, there are about six books that are used for examples which are now on my to read list. I want to take what this book discusses and see it in action- and that is exactly what I want when I am reading a book.
If you are looking for a great thinking book, you have found it. Even if you don’t think that literature and/or world literature is that interesting to you, I suggest giving this book a read- it will change the way you think about what you read.
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