Recommended weekend reading

The following reading suggestions have nothing to do with Iberian matters but two of them with translation and English…

This blogger has been sad to learn of Oliver Sacks’ terminal cancer. Sacks’ New York Times farewell op-ed piece can be found here.

A second matter close to his heart is “Why Americans don’t read foreign fiction” by Bill Morris @ The Daily Beast. (Only 0.7 percent of all the books published in the United States are first-time translations of fiction and poetry.)

Closely related to this is “How did science come to speak only English?” by Michael D. Gordin @ Aeon. (Among other factors another collateral result of the Great and the Cold Wars.)

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