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Women and Days

Gabriel Ferrater

Women and Days

The Catalan poet, Gabriel Ferrater (1922-1972) is a poet of personal experience - he once suggested that his poetry had an affinity with Hardy's, a poet he greatly admired - and succeeds like no other poet in capturing the feeling of Catalan society both during and since the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).

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In the Temple of a Patient God

Bejan Matur

In the Temple of a Patient God

"To read Bejan Matur is to walk into a windswept desert strewn with bones and broken bodies and stones stained red by absent gods. Nothing is whole; nothing explains itself; nothing lasts. Horsemen gallop out of the night only to fade into the mountains on the horizon. Gravestones line the roads. Ruined houses howl with wind while shepherds sing dirges about a shattered, scattered tribe left to wander in the dark. It is a haunted, desolate and fragmented landscape in which every stone glows with a grief beyond words..."

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Absurd Athlete

Yannis Kondos

Absurd Athlete

Absurd Athlete, Yannis Kondos' tenth collection of poetry for which he was awarded the coveted State Prize for Poetry in 1998, is a beautifully balanced work - moving, funny, lyrical, ironic, painful - now made available to a wider readership in David Connolly's superb translation.

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Between Nothing and Nothing

Ernst Meister

Between Nothing and Nothing

Ernst Meister has rarely before been translated into English, and yet his is a poetry which deals with the big issues: love, death, freedom, security and the ambiguity of existence.

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Scent of the Unseen

Mila Haugová

Scent of the Unseen

"In a time when western culture generates most of its symbols through the distortions of television, Mila Haugová retains the remarkable ability to sing of the symbolic heights and depths of experience. Bold, iconic and revelatory, these translations do great services to the poems of a major Central European writer." Andy Brown

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The Sublime Song of a Maybe

Arjen Duinker

The Sublime Song of a Maybe

This is a collection full of laughter, exuberance, tenderness and the poet's humanity, brought alive to an English-speaking readership for the first time in Willem Groenewegen's painstaking and sensitive translation.

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33 Sonnets of the Resistance

Jean Cassou

33 Sonnets of the Resistance

Through his fine and thoughtful translation of these sonnets and a selection of Cassou's later poems, Timothy Ades gives us the opportunity of discovering an unfamiliar - and now historical - poetic voice.

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Words Have Frozen Over

Claude de Burine

Words Have Frozen Over

Underlying the remarkable combination of image and pattern in these poems, there is also a recognisable human context - childhood, intimate relationships, aging, loss, Aids, the Niverais landscape of her youth, the bars of the city, the town hall are all present.

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Recycling

Tadeusz Rózewicz

Recycling

Always political, and often with a dry humour, Rózewicz looks at friendship and love, art and religion, ageing and death in this collection of recent work.

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Where Are You, Susie Petschek?

Cevat Çapan

Where Are You, Susie Petschek?

Capan's poems are at once lyrical and wry, rich and plain. They inhabit the large landscapes of Turkish life - steppes and forests, seas and mountains - and also an extended world of modern politics.

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