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Publishing Poetry in Translation

the , British Libyan author Hisham Matar said: “International literature remains hugely underrated and, as a side effect, English books are often overrated. About 1.5 percent of books published in the U.K. and 3 percent of those published in the USA are works in translation.” He added, “This impoverishes culture and nourishes narcissism. Put

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