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Love in Another Language
Collected Poems and Selected Translations
RRP: GBP 16.00
Available This title is available for academic inspection (paperback only).
ISBN: 978 1 784105 08 2
Categories: 21st Century, British, Language, Medieval
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: November 2017
352 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (Kindle), eBook (PDF)
In Love in Another Language Dick Davis is shown to be the outstanding formal poet of his generation, a master of rhyme and metre, a poet worthy of keeping company with the best lyric writers in our tradition. His Collected Poems draws on eight previous publications and includes a section of new work. Davis has also established himself as ‘the leading translator of Persian literature in our time’ (Washington Post) and this volume includes a selection of his celebrated translations.
Davis’s original poems evoke the experiences of travel and of living in a culture in which one is a stranger, where empathy is at once difficult and necessary. His translations can be read as a record of his attempts at such empathy, in poetic terms, across centuries and cultures.
Cover image: Rembrandt, Isaac and Rebekah (detail), c. 1667.
Awards won by Dick Davis Winner, 1981 Royal Society of Literature Award (Seeing the World)
'It is marvelous to find a poet whose poetry lives through its metre. His handling of it is masterful, and you are never aware of the effort. And the language is exact but relentless, like the perceptions . . . Davis is one of the best poets around.'
Thom Gunn Praise for Dick Davis 'It is marvelous to find a poet whose poetry lives through its metre. His handling of it is masterful, and you are never aware of the effort. And the language is exact but relentless, like the perceptions . . . Davis is one of the best poets around.'
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