If you’re a fan of foreign literature, there’s nothing more frustrating than having such a passion tempered by the inability to find translations of particular books. And when it comes to Polish books in translation, it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack at bookstores and libraries, sending you off instead to the computer – greatly frustrated – to continue the hunt online. Add to that the fact the book was written by a female Polish author and you may as well throw your hands up in the air and step away from the keyboard now.
Although libraries are starting to offer quite the range of Polish literature in itself, not everyone has a mind suited to language learning (and Polish is far from being an easy language). However, this inability is no more unfortunate for a reader than when it comes to missing out on the wide range of books written by women in Poland each year, a selection which ranges from high-brow “literary” fiction to poetry to genre fiction and “literary reportage” (a particularly Polish style)[…]
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