World, by Ana Luisa Amaral

Staff Pick

Whether she’s writing about birds, bugs, or the interconnectedness of every living being, Amaral's sparse, graceful poetry conveys the sheer joy of living--even melancholy touches on the happiness at its borders.  As she celebrates the minutiae of all life--plant, animal, and human--Amaral finds her place in a line that includes Tomas Transtromer and Wislawa Szymborska; another form of flying/ without wings/ at the very height of passion she says about a peacock--and about poetry.



World By Ana Luísa Amaral, Margaret Jull Costa (Translated by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811234832
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Published: New Directions - April 4th, 2023

The Translations of Seamus Heaney

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The late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney was best known for his original poetry but won high acclaim also for his remarkable translations. This new volume collects the latter, spotlighting his range--from ancient Greek drama to old Irish poems to Beowulf and beyond--and his dexterity with not just one, but many languages. This is a word hoard to be prized and savored.




The Translations of Seamus Heaney By Seamus Heaney, Marco Sonzogni (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374277734
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 21st, 2023

An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell, by Deborah Levy

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Levy's brief work is cast as a poetic dialogue between an angel from Heaven and an accountant from Hell. The angel wants to spirit the accountant away from his dreary existence of disengaged routine; the accountant, however, despite vague notions of a better life, prefers to stick to what he knows. As their meeting becomes a romantic and comedic romp with modern malaise as a backdrop, Levy makes us laugh even as she poses troubling questions.

An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell By Deborah Levy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781913505257
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Published: And Other Stories - January 31st, 2023