Private: New translations

In Context‘s most recent “Review of Literary Resources,” Megan McDowell focuses on literary magazines that specialize in translation of Eastern and Central European writing. The article notes publications dedicated to translating Russian writing and writing from Albania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

“Since so little translated literature from any country is published here (around two percent of literary titles published are translations), U.S. readers miss out on much of what’s happening in literature today and end up instead with a false sense that contemporary book culture is made up entirely of what’s being published in this country,” Ms. McDowell says.