99 Poems in Translation Summary and Reviews

99 Poems in Translation

by Harold Pinter, Anthony Astbury, Geoffrey Godbert (Compilers)

99 Poems in Translation by Harold Pinter, Anthony Astbury, Geoffrey Godbert (Compilers) X
99 Poems in Translation by Harold Pinter, Anthony Astbury, Geoffrey Godbert (Compilers)
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Full of surprising juxtapositions and possessed of a gargantuan range of voices and styles, 99 Poems in Translation is a unique convergence of some of the world’s most beautiful poetry. The poets range from Anna Akhmatova to Yuan Chen, from Charles Baudelaire to Virgil, each of them translated into memorable English by such poetic luminaries as Ben Johnson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Robert Graves. Arranged alphabetically, this collection span centuries and continents.

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"The cacaphony of voices, the range of styles, cultures, and time periods, and, above all, the humor with which these selections were made, makes this an immensely enjoyable anthology." - Publishers Weekly.

"For so slim a volume, this delicious book holds a great deal and deserves to be sampled slowly." - Booklist.

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A companion to Pinter's prior anthology, 100 Poems by 100 Poets (1987)

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