Tuesday, July 02, 2002

This might be a problem [NYT] "The authors also describe a 'severe shortage' of new writing and a dearth of translations of works from outside. 'The whole Arab world translates about 330 books annually, one-fifth the number that Greece translates,' the report said. In the 1,000 years since the reign of the Caliph Mamoun, it concludes, the Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year."

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