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The astonishing collection of the translations Robert Bly has been producing for more than fifty years, introducing foreign poets to American readers for the first time.

Robert Bly has always been amazingly prescient in his choice of poets to translate. The poetry he selected supplied qualities that seemed lacking from the literary culture of this country. At a time when editors and readers knew only Eliot and Pound, Bly introduced Neruda, Vallejo, Trakl, Jiménez, Traströmer, and Rumi. His most recent translations include Rolf Jacobsen, Francis Ponge, and the nineteenth-century Indian poet Ghalib. Here, in The Winged Energy of Delight, the poems of twenty-two renowned and lesser-known poets from around the world are brought together. As Kenneth Rexroth has said, Robert Bly "is one of the leaders of a poetic revival that has returned American literature to the world community."

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Robert Bly's books of poetry include The Night Abraham Called to the Stars and My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy. His awards include the National Book Award for poetry and two Guggenheims. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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K Magill, July 15, 2010 (view all comments by K Magill)
Picked up this collection because I love Bly's translations of Pablo Neruda, Rilke, and Tomas Transtromer. This selection is a delight to browse through, as Bly has included many lesser-known poets from around the world, including Scandinavian poets Olav Hauge and Harry Martinson. I only wish Bly had featured more women writers; it is difficult to find poetry collections that strike a balance between male and female voices.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060575861
Subtitle:
Selected Translations
Translator:
Bly, Robert
Translator:
Bly, Robert
Author:
by Robert W Bly
Author:
Bly, Robert
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050510
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.98x5.78x1.09 in. .98 lbs.

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