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Published: 26th May 2006
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Although the Austrian poet Georg Trakl died over a century ago, the mesmerizing imagery and haunting visions of his highly sensitive and morbidly introspective poetry are as powerful today as they were when he poured forth his extraordinary and unclassifiable volume of work. A source of inspiration for artists, musicians and writers throughout the Expressionist period and beyond, Trakl's poetry - bleak, yet full of tenderness and hope, nightmarish yet eerily beautiful - has steadfastly defied any coherent critical analysis. Will Stone's outstanding new translation, complete with contextualizing essays, promises to rekindle interest in the work of this seminal poet.

"When entering a Tomaz Salamun poem don't reach for the handrail of narrative or grope for the light-switch of meaning. These are instinctive, sensory poems, poems of great power and surprise, appealing to the open mind and the trustful reader. Each phrase no matter how unexpected or even surreal has a deliberate force and a convincing relevance. Salamun is mysterious and enigmatic and he is a risk taker. With wit and wonder, and always with surprise, he renews our familiar world again and again and again." Simon Armitage"

Translator's preface / 7 Man / 13 Saint John of the Cross, rubbed in snow / 15 Rathenau. It hurts / 17 The washed-out plate, the dark screen / 21 Tree / 23 Poet leaves the house and doesn't leave the house / 25 Death / 27 Lindos / 29 Rituals and the little skin / 31 I'm not used to it, Lieutenant, I'm not used to it! / 33 Fedor / 37 Remembrance / 41 Forestry plantation / 43 The child-murderer doesn't chew the membrane / 45 The hour / 47 The sun / 53 Faith / 55 Creak no! Creak no! / 57 White hash, black weed, Gregor is telling me what you are doing / 59 Kitsch / 63 I affirm / 65 God / 67 The curator in Nantes / 69 Sergej / 71 Love / 73 Yellow trees / 77 Kitsch / 79 I dwell silently / 81 Honey / 83 You're awake / 85 Dates / 87 Form, don't rush, begin to gape again / 91 Windows / 95 A huge white being / 97 On Via Boscovich / 99 Camus / 101 Fangs / 103 Pharaohs and kings, Kassel, Paris / 107 One Thousand and One Nights / 109 There is only one mother / 111 Cocteau's twins / 113 Sirens / 115 Children of Lapis / 117 Language / 119 To shave, to stop, to go on / 121 Karst / 125 The throat / 127 Celestial brass / 129 Biographical notes / 135

ISBN: 9781904614098
ISBN-10: 1904614094
Series: ARC Translations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 26th May 2006
Publisher: ARC Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.19