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Rhapsodies 1832

Petrus Borel

Translated by John Gallas and Kurt Ganz

Categories: 19th Century, 21st Century, French, New Zealand, Translation
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (128 pages)
(Due Feb 2022)
9781800172203
£12.99 £11.69
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  • The radical, French Romantic poet finds his ideal translators in Gallas and Ganz, bringing this important poet to the attention of a modern audience.
    Petrus Borel
    Petrus Borel (26 June 1809 – 14 July 1859) was a French writer of the Romantic movement. Born Joseph-Pierre Borel dHauterive at Lyon, the 12 of 14 children of an ironmonger, he studied architecture in Paris but abandoned it for literature. Nicknamed le Lycanthrope (“wolfman”), and the center of the circle ... read more
    John Gallas
    John Gallas was born in New Zealand in 1950. He came to England in the 1970s to study Old Icelandic at Oxford and has since lived and worked in York, Liverpool, Upholland, Little Ness, Rothwell, Bursa, Leicester, Diyarbakir, Coalville and Markfield, as a bottlewasher, archaeologist, and teacher. His books are published ... read more
    Praise for John Gallas 'John Gallas is not merely a lyric master, but a master of meaning... The Extasie is a collection that I feel I will be coming back to frequently, not just to recapture the enjoyment I had when first reading it, but also to fully bathe in the complex understanding of love in all its forms, rendered so skilfully in poems that reward a second reading with subtle epiphanies.'

    Ed Bedford, Coffee Time Reviews

    'This is a book for contemplative reading to enjoy all its richness and subtleties. Quietly thought provoking and intelligent, these are poems that celebrate the messiness of life.'

    - Mary Mulholland, The Alchemy Spoon
     'An enticing and timely collection of translations.'
    - The Guardian


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