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Rachel Galvin

Books by this author: Hitting the Streets (Tr.)
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  • Rachel Galvin teaches at Princeton University. Her poems and translations appear in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Colorado Review, among others. A poetry collection, Pulleys & Locomotion, was published in 2009. 
    Praise for Rachel Galvin 'Galvin has caught the verve of the language while also retaining its sound-play – a remarkable achievement – resulting in a stunning book that brings both Paris and the cultural power of language into vivid focus.'
    Cole Swensen
    'Rachel Galvin has met the challenge of Queneau's difficult language with extraordinary aplomb and agility, finding equivalents for the poet'€™s elaborate puns, rhymes, double entendres, and neologisms, even as she keeps intact the colloquial suppleness and playful street slang of Queneau'€™s poetry. Hitting the Streets is an enchanting book, guaranteed to make you smile in recognition.'
    Marjorie Perloff
    'I promise you'll love this, especially if you love Paris.'
    Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
    'Galvin€'s electrifying translation forms an exemplary point of departure for the rediscovery of Queneau's poetry.'
    David Wheatley, Poetry Review
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