Friday, May 11, 2012

Words Without Borders

Courtest of DGaston7564

Sometimes our minds are limited by our language and we can only explore as far as that will carry us. Unfortunately, this can close us off to other ideas and ways of thinking and ultimately hinder our intellectual development. Discouraging thought for those who wish to expand their minds without these limitations.
Words Without Borders is an organization dedicated to tearing down these literary walls between cultures. They specialize in translating works from all over the world into English so that writers can reach new audiences and readers can gain a new perspective into other worlds and other minds. There have been over one thousand pieces published from 80 different languages and 114 different countries.
Several anthologies have been published including Words without Borders: The World through the Eyes of Writers and The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain. They also publish a monthly magazine full of book reviews and works from international writers, including poetry, prose, essays, short stories, fiction and non-fiction. Subscribe here to their newsletter and book review list.  

Click on the book covers to check out some of these books by Words Without Borders:

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