When two people from different European countries meet, they often use English as their common language. Literature can also play a great part in learning about each other’s cultures. It is transmitted from one language to the other — thanks to the efforts of literary translators. Of course Babel Web Anthology offers only a glimpse into the huge bulk of literary translations. Their multiplicity can easily be handled by the possibilities of the Internet. The inclusion of texts both in the original and in translation allows for the promotion of one’s national literature as well as first taking a glimpse into some other nation’s literature through excerpts and then searching for the actual books. The site offers short excerpts only as Babel Web Anthology is intended for reading from display or printing a few pages.