Ali Smith on literature in translation

Ali Smith (via Transblawg) makes some ill-conceived remarks in the London Times re the availability of translated literature on the UK market: Of all the books published in the UK, only 3 to 4 per cent are translations. What’s the matter with us? Don’t we like to look at anything but ourselves? Are we so…


Here‘s a good piece by Manel Gozalbo on the self-destructive passions of the PP.

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Here‘s a nice pic from polite and educated Manchego Pete (link is to club blog, with more photos).