- Translating Nonfiction: When Words Become Walls
Translating Nonfiction: When Words Become Walls
We take it for granted that translation fosters mutual understanding and “breaks down borders.” Yet, when it comes to nonfiction, how much really gets through? Who determines which books “are allowed in,” how do the perceived tastes of U.S. readers influence these decisions, and what is the translator’s role in this power relationship?
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