Bestsellers in Europe are strange these days. Since fall 2005, or for 78 weeks in a row, a novel about two learned men of the 18th century topped all the lists in Germany.  Last year in France, where traditions count probably more then anything else in culture, a book written by an American writer (in […]

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A global culture and its bottleneck
March 17, 2007 by ruediger

or, Why translation matters. Oddly enough, globalisation (and the internet) brought, as for books, not many more translations from all those books from all over the world. Quite the opposite has happened. The number of translated books has declined continuously in most countries since the mid 1990s, and that is not only true for those […]

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