Today, September 30, marks a special day in my reading life. Before I began blogging, I was only aware of the most obvious books in translation: Anne Frank, The Diary of A Young Girl; Pippi Longstocking; Anna Karenina; Madame Bovary. I was unaware that an enormously broad world was waiting for me, thanks to the work of skilled translators.
It is because of them that we are introduced to attitudes, cultures, and ideas far beyond our own. How greatly the world is enriched because we have access to writers through the skills of their translators.
I am so grateful for their talent, their ability to bring such meaningful fiction to my life. Thank you, translators, for your gifts.
Pictured above, from the bottom up, a few of my newest additions: