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Welcome to Women in Translation Month 2019!  This month, we encourage our readers to join the conversation by reading, reviewing, and discussing our new and backlist translations authored by women.  Follow #WITMonth on social media and check our blog daily for a chance to win one of our translated titles!

This month, we’ll also be at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationAcademy of Management, American Sociological Association, and the American Political Science Association. Stop by our booth for a chance to save 50% on display copies!

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Heian-era Japan saw a flowering of literature, especially at the imperial court. Women wrote diaries, essays, poems, romances, and novels that circulated widely during and after the authors’ lives. To honor these writers, we’re closing the second week of Women in Translation Month by indulging our readers with intriguing excerpts from, The Pillow Book of Sei
“The focused ramble of the traditional Japanese essay format called zuihitsu (literally, ‘following the brush’) has appealed to writers of both genders, all ages, and every class in Japanese society. Highly personal, these essays contain dollops of philosophy, odd anecdotes, quiet reflection, and pronouncements on taste. In running alongside the main tracks of Japanese literature,
“As the author herself says of Mount Fuji, this unique work ‘looks like nothing else in the world.’” ~David Damrosch, Harvard University   This week, we’ve been featuring works from Heian-era Japan, a period that produced an enormous amount of literature by women that would become part of the canon. Today, Sonja Arntzen reflects on her
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