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Yan's Vlog: Why do people need to read literature? | Updated: 2024-06-05 12:28
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Have you ever encountered a best-seller from a renowned writer, only to find yourself giving up halfway through, unable to grasp its meaning? Despite their esoteric style, many recondite literary works maintain a worldwide readership.

China Daily reporter Yan An delves into this phenomenon through an interview with esteemed Chinese translators Fan Ye and Xu Jun during a world literature and China symposium at Renmin University of China in Beijing. These translators have tackled complex works like One Hundred Years of Solitude and In Search of Lost Time, which are often challenging for Chinese readers.

Discover why these difficult yet captivating books continue to enthrall readers globally and gain insights from these distinguished translators on why literature remains essential in today's world. Click to hear their perspectives on the enduring need to read literature.

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