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All Under One Roof

Poems

Evelyn Schlag

Translated by Karen Leeder

All Under One Roof
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ISBN: 978 1 784102 24 1
Categories: 21st Century, Austrian, German, Translation, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: June 2018
216 x 135 x 9 mm
104 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), eBook (PDF), eBook (EPUB)
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  • The Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation for Summer 2018

    The Austrian poet and novelist Evelyn Schlag, whose 2004 Selected Poems received the coveted Schlegel Tieck Prize, returns with All under One Roof.

    Once more, Karen Leeder’s brilliant translations render a selection of Schlag’s most recent poems into English. The book draws on two substantial German-language collections, Sprache von einem anderen Holz (2008) and verlangsamte raserei (2014). There is also a new essay by the author in which she discusses the sources, politics and strategies of her writing.

    Love remains a central theme for Schlag, but an associative inward journey with new diction, and new orthography, is underway. Rüdiger Görner in Die Presse responded to the vibrancy of what he called the ‘Sprachpulsate’ (pulses of language): ‘Evelyn Schlag’s poems have a kind of discreet presence; once spoken they have claimed their permanent place in the lyric cosmos.’

    Leeder’s selection traces a uniquely Austrian imagination at the heart of contemporary European poetry.
    Evelyn Schlag
    Evelyn Schlag (born 1952) grew up in Waidhofen an der Ybbs in Lower Austria. She studied German and English at the University of Vienna before becoming a teacher in Vienna and, later, in her home town of Waidhofen. She has published a wide range of poetry, prose and short stories since ... read more
    Karen Leeder
    Karen Leeder (born 1962) is a writer, translator and academic. Since 1993 she has taught German at New College, Oxford and is Professor of Modern German Literature there. She is also a translator of German poetry into English, most recently Volker Braun, Rubble Flora: Selected Poems (with David Constantine, 2014), Michael ... read more
    Awards won by Evelyn Schlag Winner, 2018 The Hay Festival Medal for Poetry Winner, 2018 Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation
    (All Under One Roof)
    Winner, 2005  Schlegel-Tieck Prize For German Translation
    (Selected Poems)
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