Poetry in Translation

Take pleasure in reading poets from other languages and cultures.

Classical Chinese poetry :…
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You know about Shakespeare, Shelley and Keats already: try these Chinese classics for a new experience in literary tradition.

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harvest of blossoms :poems… by Meerbaum-Eisinger, Selma, 1924-1942.
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These poems, composed originally in German, are snapshots of Meerbaum-Eisinger’s short life before her murder by the Nazis.

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If not, winter : fragments… by Sappho.
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Anne Carson’s spare and elegant translations of these fragments from the ancient Greek shed new light and beauty on Sappho’s words.

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One hundred poets, one poem…
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This collection features one hundred poems from different Japanese classic poets, in English and in Japanese.

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poetry of arab women :a…
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From Morocco to Egypt, France to Indonesia, this collection features poems from modern Arab women writers.

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golden age :poems of the…
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Edith Grossman is the best-known literary translator of Spanish, and you’ll see why when you read her versions of these Spanish greats like Garcilaso de la Vega and Sor Juana de la Cruz.

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