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The Scattered Papers of Penelope

New and Selected Poems

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke

Edited by Karen Van Dyck

Translated by Karen Van Dyck, Jane Assimakopoulos, Rae Dalven and Kimon Friar

Foreword by Karen Van Dyck

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Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, Greek, Translation, Women
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (128 pages)
(Pub. Jul 2008)
9780856464010
£9.95 £8.96
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  • In Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke’s poetry the body, myth, the soul, nature and language are deeply entangled concepts. Yet her poetry is passionate and direct: ‘I am not interested in distorting reality when I play with language.’ With translations by such notables as Rae Dalven, Edmund Keeley and Kimon Friar as well as the editor and others, this is the most complete picture yet of this major Greek poet.

    Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke
    Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke was awarded the Greek National Poetry Prize in 1985 and the Greek Academy's Poetry Prize in 2000. She was born in Athens in 1939; her godfather and earliest encourager was the poet and novelist Nikos Kazantzakis. She was fluent in English, French, and Russian and was an acclaimed translator ... read more
    Karen Van Dyck
    Karen Van Dyck is the Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Modern Greek Language and Literature and the Director of the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University. Her publications include Kassandra and the Censors: Greek Poetry since 1967 ; The Rehearsal of Misunderstanding: Three Collections by Contemporary Greek Women Poets ; ... read more
    Jane Assimakopoulos
    Jane Assimakopoulos is an American writer and translator who currently lives in Greece. Her translations include novels by award-winning writers Thanassis Valtinos and Michel Fais, as well as poems and stories in literary journals and anthologies. She is a translation editor and is currently editing a series of books by U.S. ... read more
    Rae Dalven
    Rae Dalven was a Romaniote author who lived in the United States of America from 1909. She is best known for her translations of Cavafy's works and for her books and plays about the Jews of Ioannina. ... read more
    Kimon Friar
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    Awards won by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke Winner, 2012 Greek National Poetry Prize Winner, 2000 Greek Academy's Poetry Prize Winner, 1985 Greek National Poetry Prize
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