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  • The Voronezh Notebooksby Osip Mandelstam; Andrew Davis

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    Osip Mandelstam is one of the greatest of twentieth-century poets in any language, and his work, which sounds the depths of the Russian language, has presented a fertile and constant challenge to translators.  Composed after Mandelstam's unexpected release from Stalin's prisons, The Voronezh Notebooks cover two years of the poet's life, from... more...

  • Breathturn into Timesteadby Paul Celan; Pierre Joris

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 40.99

    Paul Celan, one of the greatest German-language poets of the twentieth century, created an oeuvre that stands as testimony to the horrors of his times and as an attempt to chart a topography for a new, uncontaminated language and world. Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry gathers the five final volumes of his life's work in... more...

  • Diary of One Who Vanishedby Seamus Heaney; Ozef Kalda; Leos Janacek

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 9.99

    A Cycle of Love Songs Translated by the Nobel Laureate "Dappled woodland light, Spring well chill and bright, Eyes like stars at night, Open knees so white. Four things death itself won't cover, Unforgettable forever." In 1917, while reading his local newspaper, the Czech composer Leos Janacek discovered the poems that he was to... more...

  • The Deleted Worldby Tomas Transtromer; Robin Robertson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99

    A short selection of haunting, meditative poems from the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature Tomas Tranströmer can be clearly recognized not just as Sweden's most important poet, but as a writer of international stature whose work speaks to us now with undiminished clarity and resonance. Long celebrated as a master of the arresting,... more...

  • Iphigenia in Taurisby Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Roy Pascal; Martin University College London Swales

    Angel Classics 2014; US$ 11.59

    ‘Few works can have such purchase on our contemporary concerns as Goethe?s Iphigenia . The endless bloodletting of the play?s prehistory, the desperate cycle of outrage followed by acts of retribution that fuel the flames; the play?s understanding of the notion of sacrifice that conjoins the sacred and the violent into a poisonous brew – all... more...

  • Eternal Enemiesby Adam Zagajewski; Clare Cavanagh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    The highway became the Red Sea. We moved through the storm like a sheer valley. You drove; I looked at you with love. --from "Storm" One of the most gifted and readable poets of his time, Adam Zagajewski is proving to be a contemporary classic. Few writers in either poetry or prose can be said to have attained the... more...

  • Unseen Handby Adam Zagajewski; Clare Cavanagh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99

    One of the most gifted poets of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a contemporary classic. Few writers in poetry or prose have attained the lucid intelligence and limpid economy of style that are the trademarks of his work. His wry humor, gentle skepticism, and perpetual sense of history's dark possibilities have earned him a devoted international following.... more...

  • Spiegelungen Orteby Manfred Peter Hein

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 14.54

    Raumgreifende Gedichte aus Finnland voll Sprachmagie, Erinnerungskraft und Geschichte. Manfred Peter Heins Gedichte ziehen Bilanz, sie sind Selbstvergewisserungen über den Platz des Autors in der Welt, Expeditionen »ins Nachtlabyrinth«. Ruhe spricht aus ihnen, jedoch alles andere als Beschaulichkeit. Hein ist ein Autor der Anteilnahme, am Schicksal... more...

  • Poems New and Collectedby Wislawa Szymborska

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 17.00

    This is the book that her many fans have been anxiously awaiting-the definitive, complete collection of poetry by the Nobel Prize-winning poet, including 164 poems in all, as well as the full text of her Nobel acceptance speech of December 7, 1996, in Stockholm. more...

  • Mapby Wislawa Szymborska; Clare Cavanagh; Stanislaw Baranczak

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 32.00

    The Questions You Ask Yourself   What do a smile and handshake hold? Do your greetings never keep you as far apart as other people sometimes are when passing judgment at first glance? Do you open each human fate like a book, seeking feelings not in fonts or formats? Are you sure you decipher people completely?... more...