By Italo Calvino, Julio Cortázar, Fernando Pessoa, Paul Celan, Nicanor Parra, Francis Ponge, Czesław Miłosz, Vasko Popa, Zbigniew Herbert, Henri Michaux, Jean Follian, Octavio Paz, Yehuda Amichai, Johannes Bobrowski, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Miroslav Holu
Editors: Charles Simic and Mark Strand
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A solid selection--mainly of poems, but additionally a few choices from Calvino. Many remarkable authors, as you can find from the record above. Paul Celan is winner of a Georg Buchner prize, and there's a pair Nobels up there too (Paz and Milosz).
First released in 1976, this fabulous anthology from U.S. Poet Laureates, Charles Simic and Mark Strand, compiles a variety of the best translated literature of the time, showcasing the then-little-known writers who had a profound impression at the present new release of poets.
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Man, somewhat lost on an elephant, is at his best on a horse, truly a throne to his measure. We will not do away with the horse, I hope? 34 / FRANCIS PONGE He will not become a curiosity in a 200? . Already now, in town, he is no more than a miserable sub stitute for the automobile, the most miserable means of traction. — something else besides! He is impatience nostrilized. His weapons are running, biting, bucking. He seems to have a keen nose, keen ears, and very sensitive eyes. The greatest tribute one can pay him is having to fit him with blinders.
58 / JEA N FOLLAIN 'W m >yr&¡ vr Wooden Die A wooden die can be described only from without. We are therefore condemned to eternal ignorance of its essence. Even if it is quickly cut in two, immediately its inside becomes a wall and there occurs the lightning-swift transformation of a mystery into a skin. For this reason it is impossible to lay foundations for the psy chology of a stone ball, of an iron bar, of a wooden cube.
Keeping then all the traces, except precisely those of the liquid, which limits itself to being able to efface upon it those that others make, it lets pass through it *he whole sea, which is lost in its depth without in any way being able to turn it into mud. * I’ll say no more of it, for this idea of signs disappearing makes me reflect upon the faults of a style that leans too much upon words. ” The Horse Many times the size of man, the horse has flaring nostrils, round eyes under half-closed lids, cocked ears and long muscular neck.
Another Republic: 17 European and South American Writers by Italo Calvino, Julio Cortázar, Fernando Pessoa, Paul Celan, Nicanor Parra, Francis Ponge, Czesław Miłosz, Vasko Popa, Zbigniew Herbert, Henri Michaux, Jean Follian, Octavio Paz, Yehuda Amichai, Johannes Bobrowski, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Miroslav Holu