SELECTION OF EUROPEAN POETRY & PROSE
Artaud, Watchfiends & Rack Screams : Works from the Final Period[trsl Eshleman w. B Bador],(Exact Change), $35-95
Haim Nachman Bialik, Random Harvest & Other Novellas (Toby Press/UK), $32-95. Fiction by writer "considered the greatest modern Hebrew poet(...)belongs to the Golden age of E European Hebrew & Yiddish literature."
Alexander Bogdanov, Red Star : The First Bolshevik Utopia (Indiana),$39-95. Prescient sci-fi by one of the founders of the Bolsheviks; apparently historically prophetic...
Jean Cassou, 33 Sonnets of the Resistance, inclu orig, introd. by Aragon; [trsl T Ades & A Elliot] (Arc Press/UK), $29-95. The collection of poems, written while imprisoned by the Vichy government, wch brought him to prominence.
The Selected Writings of Juan Ramon Jimenez [trsl H.R.Hays] (FSG),$42-95; poetry, prose-pieces, selections from Platero & I, essays.
Primo Levi (with L de Benedetti),Auschwitz Report (Verso),hb,$32-95. The report, never before publ in English, prepared for the Russians on the concentration-camp conditions in 1944. Could be considered a prototype for his later writing.
Mallarme, Divagations [trsl B Johnson], (Harvard),hb,$59-95; "a salmagundi of prose-poems,prose-poetic musings, criticism & reflections..."
Jacques Reda, Treading Lightly : Selected Poems, 1961-75 [trsl J Feldman],(Anvil Press/UK), $29-95. His first English translation. "A formative influence on the 'new lyricism' that was to change the direction of French poetry in the 1980s."
Tomaz Salaman, Row : Poems[ trsl Beckman & Salaman]. (Arc Press/UK), $32-95. "Perhaps the most popular, prolific & cosmopolitan poet in C. Europe today."
Conductors of the Pit : Poetry written in extremis in translation [ed & trsl Clayton Eshleman], (Soft Skull Press), $32-95. Includes Artuad, Holan, Cesaire, Vallejo,Breton,Neruda,Radnoti,Rimbaud & others. These are the poets Eshleman considers "uncontaminated by what might be called 'official verse culture'. All practice a language that lives out on the dragon's tongue."
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