List of literary works by number of translations
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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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May 26, 2016

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_literary_works_by_number_of_translations

Also: Modern works translated in Latin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Latin_translations_of_modern_literature

[Edited at 2016-05-26 22:57 GMT]


 

Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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Gee! May 26, 2016

Very interesting!
But see the Spanish version, very different!

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Publicaciones_por_número_de_traducciones


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Disturbing May 26, 2016

To see that intellectually and philosophically empoverishing works made by money-hungry religious organisations rank above Don Quixote, Perfume, or even the Kalevala is profoundly disturbing. Luckily, the impact of the big works world literature has been able to produce is far bigger!

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Depends on your definition... May 27, 2016



Depends on your definition of "literary work". #2 on the list is a short, monthly newsletter, and I doubt if every edition has been translated into 715 languages. And, should we really count works if all of their translations were commissioned by the same organisation? Lower down on the list are modern best sellers, i.e. books for which the number of translations is not an indication that it is universally loved, but rather that the publisher thought he could make a buck.


 


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