A fraction of good poetry, strong prose and thought-inspiring essays will ever be translated into foreign languages. Unparalleled literary treasures, classics as well as more recent works, remain confined within their respective original languages, awaiting translation for new readers to experience. An example:
Bolesław Leśmian (1877–1937) is considered by many as the most original Polish poet of his time. His magical worlds are vibrating with emotions, moods, colours and sounds that are reflected in a personal language of his own, Leśmianian rather than Polish. Can Leśmianian speak to other than Poles? If you read Swedish, you can acquaint yourself with the only poem by Leśmian that to the best of my knowledge has ever been translated to Swedish. Consider all splendid works of literature that are still waiting to be translated.
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