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The way I read it this is not about the writers, but about the literary culture: They don't translate enough and don't really participate in the big dialogue of literature... It's not whether the themes or settings are provincial as in the examples you point out.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 at 05:26:40 AM EST
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