Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm in the National Book Critics Circle article

The National Book Critics Circle's Board of Directors included my comments in their recent "NBCC Reads: Spring 2009" roundup.

The question they had asked the membership for this round of NBCC Reads was, "Which work in translation has had the most effect on your reading and writing?"

They included a generous portion of my response in this post:

Colin Foote Burch chose Blaise Pascal’s Pensées, and quoted a couple of aphoristic gems that addressed the writer’s task in particular: “The last thing one discovers in writing a book is what to put first.“

Be sure to visit the post to see many more, and probably better, influential works in translation.

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