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The Untranslatable

It is difficult to miss the upcoming birthday of John Lennon. Just use Google and click on the doodle. But the anniversary is celebrated in other ways as well. While reading the paper over breakfast (yes, I still read a dead-tree newspaper), I found an article about a new omnibus edition of Lennon’s two books, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works. John Lennon’s books go...

Translated In 45 Languages

The 80-year old author will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA, signing merchandise at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Los Angeles Times Pavilion. The book is celebrating its 40th year in print and has sold 29 million copies in 45 languages. Any guesses? I had never heard of it until I became a parent. We have it in German and in English, and it was one of my daughter’s...