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Raw Material Derek Mahon

Raw Material

Derek Mahon

Published January 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781852355234
Paperback
79 pages
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 About the Book 

Derek Mahons previous translation work includes plays by Sophocles, Euripides, Racine and Rostand- Words in the Air (Gallery Books, 1998), a selection of poems by Philippe Jaccottet- Birds (Gallery, 2002), a version of Oiseaux by Saint-John Perse,MoreDerek Mahons previous translation work includes plays by Sophocles, Euripides, Racine and Rostand- Words in the Air (Gallery Books, 1998), a selection of poems by Philippe Jaccottet- Birds (Gallery, 2002), a version of Oiseaux by Saint-John Perse, and Adaptations (Gallery, 2006), comprising a wide range of European poets ancient and modern. These new adaptations include work based on Propertius, the principal Tang poets, Rimbaud, Jorge Guillen and the fictitious Gopal Singh. Also represented here, in a striking new departure, are the Haitian poet Jean-F. Briere, and an African group translated from French. Some of these versions are quite literal- others try only to recreate the spirit of their originals.