And now, some bookish links for the week:
A list of literature translated from other languages. I’m excited to read a number of titles on this list, and it could be a good resource for anyone participating in the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2017 Reading Challenge.
Speaking of literature in translation, this is a wonderful essay on the process of translation, the empathy it can engender, and the fascination that comes with what is untranslatable.
I resonated with this essay on the comfort of re-reading books. Since my recent ankle surgery, I’ve re-read Robin McKinley’s Beauty, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Sometimes you just need a date with an old favorite.
This is a beautifully curated collection of poems that explore the theme of anxiety and uncertainty. In our current unsettled political climate, we could probably all do with some more poetry in our lives.
A reflective essay, meditating on an unusual guest book.