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What Japanese Haiku Can Teach Us About Translation

What Japanese Haiku Can Teach Us About Translation

Haiku is a deceptively simple kind of poem. Three lines can hold so many possible meanings.
Books Across Borders: Q&A With Acclaimed Translator Heather Cleary

Books Across Borders: Q&A With Acclaimed Translator Heather Cleary

We interviewed literary translator Heather Cleary about her work on ‘Comemadre’ and how to raise awareness for translated books in the U.S.
Introducing Roque Larraquy’s ‘Comemadre’

Introducing Roque Larraquy’s ‘Comemadre’

For September’s Babbel Book Club selection, we enter a fictional world of horror, humor and art told in two parts by an Argentine writer and professor.
Introducing ‘The Book Of Emma Reyes’

Introducing ‘The Book Of Emma Reyes’

August’s Babbel Book Club pick is the memoir of a Colombian painter who escaped an impoverished childhood and found success.
6 German Books To Help You Learn The Language

6 German Books To Help You Learn The Language

Supplement your German-language studies with these German books, chosen by experts to help you learn!
Introducing Oliver Hilmes’ ‘Berlin 1936’

Introducing Oliver Hilmes’ ‘Berlin 1936’

For July’s Babbel Book Club pick, we’re jumping to nonfiction. This month’s book looks at the human stories behind one of the strangest sporting events in history: Adolf Hitler’s Olympic Games.
The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

Pushkin is widely credited as the founder of the modern Russian literary language — but he spoke as many as 15 others.
Introducing László Krasznahorkai’s ‘The World Goes On’

Introducing László Krasznahorkai’s ‘The World Goes On’

The World Goes On is a far cry from most modern Western novels and provides a worldview that is very different from the ordinary. This makes it a perfect first pick for our Babbel Book Club.
6 Questions With Bilingual Parenting Expert Maritere Bellas

6 Questions With Bilingual Parenting Expert Maritere Bellas

We spoke with Maritere Bellas, author of ‘Arroz Con Pollo and Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children,’ about growing up in Puerto Rico and the importance of learning a language with your child.
10 Of The Most Translated Books In The World

10 Of The Most Translated Books In The World

Unsurprisingly, children’s books and fairy tales dominate the list.
Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’

Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’

Elaine Castillo’s debut novel is a touching story about a Filipino-American family, and it doesn’t shy away from using the character’s native languages.
6 Books To Help You Learn Spanish

6 Books To Help You Learn Spanish

Supplement your studies with these Spanish-language books, chosen by experts to help you learn.
A Tabloid Novel For A Tabloid World: Book Review Of Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘The Neighborhood’

A Tabloid Novel For A Tabloid World: Book Review Of Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘The Neighborhood’

Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian author, writes a juicy pulp fiction.
When Words Are Not Enough: Book Review of Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s ‘Empty Set’

When Words Are Not Enough: Book Review of Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s ‘Empty Set’

Gerber Bicecci’s debut novel combines words and drawings to tell a story of love, loss and loneliness.