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Nabi

Josep Carner

Translated by J.L. Gili

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (120 pages)
(Pub. May 2001)
9780856463303
£8.95 £8.05
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  • Josep Carner’s Nabí is a masterpiece of modern Catalan poetry. Based on the biblical story of Jonah, it is essentially a Christian poem, though it is scathing about the effects of religious perversion. In the widest sense a poem about the limits of rationality, it is a triumph of language – of a language which Carner helped to establish as a vehicle for serious poetry. This bilingual edition is introduced by the noted Catalan expert Arthur Terry.

    Josep Carner
    Josep Carner (1884–1970) was one of the leading members of a brilliant generation of Catalan poets. His work extends from the early years of the century to the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. He was also a journalist, playwright, translator and diplomat. Loyal to the Republic, he could never return ... read more
    J.L. Gili
    J.L. (Joan) Gili (1907–1998) was born in Barcelona and lived in England from 1934. A scholar, translator, publisher and bookseller, Joan Gili ran the Dolphin Book Company in Oxford for many years. His first Lorca translations, made in collaboration with Stephen Spender, appeared in 1939. As well as his Lorca Selected ... read more
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