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- DescriptionOur Magnificent World of Poetry... Comprising poetic translations from ten languages, Treasures of International Poetry is a unique revelation of the cultural heritage of Western civilization as expressed through poetry-ranging from the subtle simplicity of Sappho to the demanding complexity of Pindar or Paul Valery, and from the sacred to the obscene-poems written over a period of 3,000 years. The anthology includes both major masterpieces and mir poems indicative of important currents in the cultures of Europe and the Americas-from the ancient Greece of Homer to the twentieth-century writers of Europe and Latin America such as Bertolt Brecht and Pablo Neruda. It also includes original works by the author that echo the translated poems, contemplating mythical subjects and quiet everyday life, passionate sensuality and light comedy, life and death. With a continuous narrative of Western cultural heritage's widely diverse poetic expressions, this collection exposes anglophone readers to an unprecedented range of poems in other languages, enriching their appreciation of poetic wealth and diversity. There is much to appeal to any general reader of poetry in Treasures of International Poetry.
- Author BiographyRobert Torrance is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis. His most recent book is Dante's Inferno, a new translation in terza rima. He lives in Davis, California, with his wife, with whom he enjoys visits from four grown children and three grandchildren.
- Author(s)Robert M Torrance
- PublisherOutskirts Press
- Date of Publication18/02/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOutskirts Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight721 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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