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The Hour of Sand (2e)

Selected Poems 1969-1989

Ana Blandiana

Translated by Anca Cristofovici and Peter Jay

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ISBN: 978 0 856462 40 5
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Edition: 2nd
Published: October 1996
216 x 139 x 9 mm
104 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Ana Blandiana is one of Romania’s most admired and popular poets. Her delicate, subtle and pointed poetry has gained her a large readership at home, where she has received the highest literary awards. Her poetry is direct, personal and uncompromising in its vision; it has strong traditional roots, both literary and spiritual, yet is acutely responsive to present-day concerns.

    Ana Blandiana’s poetry and prose have been widely translated in Europe, but The Hour of Sand is the first selection of her poems to appear in English. It introduces a fresh and distinctive voice in Eastern European poetry.


    Ana Blandiana
    Ana Blandiana was born in Transylvania in 1942. The first of her many collections of poetry, First Person Plural, appeared in 1964. She has also published children’s books, fiction and essays, and wrote a regular column in Bucharest’s leading literary paper from 1974 to 1988. Forced into dissidence during the ... read more
    Anca Cristofovici
    Anca Cristofovici is a European writer, translator and professor of American literature and arts. She is the author of several books. Her latest publication is Stela. A Novel ( Ninebark Press, 2015) ... read more
    Peter Jay
    Peter Jay (b. 1945) read Classics and English at Oxford. Among his books are a collection of poems Shifting Frontiers, the Penguin Classic The Greek Anthology, and several translations including Gérard de Nerval’s Chimeras, János Pilinszky’s Crater and the novel Conversations with Sheryl Sutton (with Éva Major) and ... read more
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