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'Arc Translations' series

edited by Jean Boase-Beier

In this series we present some of the most important poets in the world as recreated by some of our best poetry translators.

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Lives of the Dead: Collected Poems

Hanoch Levin

Lives of the Dead: Collected Poems

Hanoch Levin's poetry stands alone as a single volume in his collected works, which run to fifteen volumes of drama and prose. Levin's poetic voice - mordant, witty, irreverent, erotic and highly satirical, yet also whimsical and delicate - is arresting, distinctive and unusual. When this volume was published in Israel, it proved to be enormously popular and went through three editions in its first year and has continued to be reprinted since.

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On the Edge of a Sword

Kristiina Ehin

On the Edge of a Sword

On the Edge of a Sword is a selection of Kristiina Ehin's latest work - deeply personal, unflinchingly honest, autobiographical poems which, at the same time, are also a heartfelt defense of the right of the Estonian language to exist and flourish in our increasingly anglicised world.

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Drapa

Gerður Kristný

Drapa

Celebrated Icelandic writer Gerður Kristný's Drápa is a novel-poem which takes its form from Old Norse shield poetry and its mood from modern Nordic crime. But the poem is no fiction: it is about a real woman's murder in the city of Reykjavik, and, through this lens, about all women's deaths. This is Viking poetry at its most contemporary.

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The Parrot, the Horse and the Man

Amarjit Chandan

The Parrot, the Horse and the Man

Coming soon...The Parrot, the Horse & the Man, Amarjit Chandan's second full-length collection from Arc, is every bit as compelling and memorable as his first.

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The Play of Waves

Immanuel Mifsud

The Play of Waves

Immanuel Mifsud is one of Malta's most influential writers, and this, his second collection in English translation by the poet Maurice Riordan, confirms his standing internationally as a poet of distinction.

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The Voice of Water

Cevat Çapan

The Voice of Water

Çapan's poetry manages to sound ancient and traditional while being firmly rooted in today's world; it is both thoroughly Turkish and at the same time European - and beyond that, part of a greater world literature.

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Requiem

Razmik Davoyan

Requiem

A requiem for all the losses of the living throughout history, seeking to bridge the centuries by echoing another poem created in the tenth century by an Armenian mystic monk, Grikor Narekatsi.

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Xenia

Eugenio Montale

Xenia

In its literary impact, Montale's Xenia, published in 1966 in an edition of just 50 copies, might be described as Italy's Four Quartets.

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Pages from the Biography of an Exile

Adnan al-Sayegh

Pages from the Biography of an Exile

A politically charged, hard-hitting and thought-provoking collection by one of Iraq's best-known poets, Adnan al-Sayegh. Throughout this collection, Adnan explores the exhausting struggle for acceptance after being forced into exile. Seemingly innocent and lyrical at first, yet infused with darker undercurrents and nightmarish imagery.

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Lunarium

Josep Lluís Aguiló

Lunarium

Aguiló's latest volume takes up once more the theme of the uncertainty of life, and in omens and elements of fantasy, the poet reveals allegories of our everyday universe.

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