By John Taylor

This ebook is either a sequel to writer John Taylor’s previous quantity Into the center of ecu Poetry and whatever assorted. it's a sequel simply because this quantity expands upon the bottom of the former e-book to incorporate many extra ecu poets. it really is assorted in that it truly is framed through tales during which the writer juxtaposes his own reports regarding ecu poetry or ecu poets as he travels via various nations the place the poets have lived or worked.

Taylor explores poetry from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Albania, Romania, Turkey, and Portugal, all of that have been lacking within the past amassing, analyzes heady verse written in Galician, and provides an immense poet born within the Chuvash Republic. His travel via ecu poetry additionally provides discoveries from international locations whose languages he reads fluently—Italy, Germany (and German-speaking Switzerland), Greece, and France. Taylor’s version is Valery Larbaud, to whom his feedback, with its liveliness and analytical readability, is frequently compared.

Readers will get pleasure from a renewed discussion with ecu poetry, in particular in an age whilst translations are infrequently reviewed, found in literary journals, or studied in colleges. This e-book, besides Into the center of ecu Poetry, motivates a discussion by way of bringing international poetry out of the really good confines of international language departments.

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Fifteen minutes later you reach a small sign on a post: Looren. The Looren Übersetzerhaus (or Collège de traducteurs) is a large, ecologically designed farmhouse—the former owners, the publisher Albert Züst and his family, pioneered organic farming in Switzerland over fifty years ago—that has now been refurbished as an international work and meeting place for translators. The Pro Helvetia Foundation 37 A Little Tour through European Poetry has invited seven of us to compare our toil over the poetry and poetic prose of Philippe Jaccottet (b.

For our predicament is a separation from this “life,” as if we truly and literally embodied it only in rare instants of which we were suddenly, but briefly, conscious. As Pontiggia meditates on such magic moments, on time as a whole or, once again, on that unavoidable human activity of “naming” things, he sometimes graces his poems with sensuous lyric echoes.

1985), and the other collections. Ausländer was a friend of Paul Celan’s. She was born in their common hometown of Czernowitz (in the Bukovina region, once part of Romania, now part of the Ukraine), but she moved to the United States as early as 1921. She lived in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and even Winona as early as that year, before moving to New York. There she stayed, off and on, until 1931. After three subsequent years in Europe, she learned that her American citizenship had been revoked on the grounds that she had been away from the country during that time.

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