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Containing 26 Men and 26 Women in a Double A-Z of European Poets in Translation

John Gallas

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ISBN: 978 1 847777 66 9
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies, New Zealand, Translation
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: February 2013
180 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • John Gallas, who guided us around the world in his celebrated anthology The Song Atlas, here zooms in on Europe. The poems he perfects in English are chosen from the work of the famous (Akhmatova, Baudelaire, Pasolini) and the still-to-be known (the Olafsson brothers, Renée Vivien, Yulia Zhadovskaya). Native speakers provide him with literals and the poems’ sounds. Gallas then ‘re-poems’ them. They constitute an exhilarating poetic journey across a continent and through time. All human life is here: love and despair, excess and wild wistful calm. Gallas understands the many musics of language. His book is a trove of the purest currency of Europe, poetry.
    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
     'An enticing and timely collection of translations.'
    - The Guardian


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