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The Golden Apple
A Round of Stories, Songs, Spells, Proverbs and Riddles
Edited by Vasko Popa
Translated by Andrew Harvey and Anne Pennington
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Paperback (104 pages)
(Pub. Apr 2010)
Nothing Can Be Hidden
Two lovers kissed in a meadow
“Meadow, may you never be green!
The Dark Country
Once upon a time, there was a king who came with his
When they went into the dark country and were
When they came out of the dark, they saw these were
A delightful selection from one of the richest traditions of folk literature in Europe. The universal qualities of these poems, stories, riddles and proverbs will appeal to a wide range of readers, including children. Since Yugoslav folklore is so much a part of Vasko Popa’s own poetic world, readers of his poetry will find the book especially rewarding for the insight into his sources which it provides.
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