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Alibi and Other Poems
Translated by V. Nemoianu, Virgil Nemoianu and Peter Jay
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ISBN: 978 0 856460 21 0
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: June 1996
220 x 140 x 3 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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When they went out of the city walls to surrender,
The walled town on a lance-tip. Unseen army.
Translated by Peter Jay and Virgil Nemoianu
Ştefan Aug. Doinaş, born in 1922, is recognized as one of the outstanding figures to have emerged in Romania’s poetic renaissance since the war. This selection of his poetry, the first to be published in English translation, was to mark the occasion of his appearance at London’s Poetry International Festival in June 1975: the Romanian authorities did not allow him to travel. The versions are by Peter Jay (who has also translated from the Romanian Nichita Stanescu’s selected poems The Still Unborn About the Dead) and Virgil Nemoianu, a leading literary critic who taught English language and literature at Bucharest University and is now at the Catholic University in Washington, DC.
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