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Traveling With Your Censor

2015/3/7 — 15:43

【Text by Patty Nash】

 

This week's literary highlights from across the world

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Happiest of Fridays, translation friends! It’s the weekend, so you should let live a little—unless you’re being censored. In the New Yorker, Peter Hessler travels for a week alongside his censor in China. Widespread translation—and proliferation—of literature may be the anti-censorship, and in that case, we’ve witnessed quite a bit of this in the past few weeks across the globe, as French children’s classic The Little Prince runs out of copyright (practically everywhere except for France). In Turkey, dozens of new versions are appearing (and—we hope—delighting!) the reading public.

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