By Edward Nawotka
As discussed in our lead story, the PEN World Voices Festival has done much to help promote foreign and translated literature to Americans. There are other signs that interest is growing: a proliferation of small publishers with a strong focus on translation (Open Letter, Archipelago), new tours of foreign writers, even an increasing tolerance for European “intellectuals” who want to pontificate on American culture, or perceived lack-there-of (of course, there are several sanctimonious Americans who do the same). So, is the trend true or is this more of a “false-positive”?
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