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Landscape with Rowers: Poetry from the Netherlands (Facing Pages)

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Though the Netherlands has been the site of vigorous literary activity since at least the Beweging van Vijftig (Movement of the Fifties) poets, the status of Dutch as a "minor" language spoken by only twenty-two million people has kept its rich poetry more or less a secret. This volume--featuring J. M. Coetzee's finely wrought English translations side-by-side with the originals--brings the work of six of the most important modern and contemporary Dutch poets to light.

Ranging in style from the rhetorical to the intensely lyrical, the work here includes examples of myth-influenced modernist verse, nature poetry, experimental poetry, poems conscious of themselves within a pan-European avant-garde, and Cees Nooteboom's uncompromising reflections on the powers and limitations of art. In addition to Nooteboom, the poets represented are Gerrit Achterberg, Hugo Claus, Sybren Polet, Hans Faverey, and Rutger Kopland--a who's who of contemporary Dutch poetry.

In Youth, Coetzee's main character claims that "of all nations the Dutch are the dullest, the most antipoetic." With these marvelous translations, the author proves his protagonist wrong.

Synopsis:

Though the Netherlands has been the site of vigorous literary activity since at least the Beweging van Vijftig (Movement of the Fifties) poets, the status of Dutch as a "minor" language spoken by only twenty-two million people has kept its rich poetry more or less a secret. This volume--featuring J. M. Coetzee's finely wrought English translations side-by-side with the originals--brings the work of six of the most important modern and contemporary Dutch poets to light.

Ranging in style from the rhetorical to the intensely lyrical, the work here includes examples of myth-influenced modernist verse, nature poetry, experimental poetry, poems conscious of themselves within a pan-European avant-garde, and Cees Nooteboom's uncompromising reflections on the powers and limitations of art. In addition to Nooteboom, the poets represented are Gerrit Achterberg, Hugo Claus, Sybren Polet, Hans Faverey, and Rutger Kopland--a who's who of contemporary Dutch poetry.

In Youth, Coetzee's main character claims that "of all nations the Dutch are the dullest, the most antipoetic." With these marvelous translations, the author proves his protagonist wrong.

Synopsis:

Though the Netherlands has been the site of vigorous literary activity since at least the era of the Beweging van Vijftig (Movement of the Fifties) poets, the status of Dutch as a "minor" language has kept its rich poetry more or less a secret. This volume--featuring J. M. Coetzee's finely wrought English translations side-by-side with the originals--brings the work of six of the most important modern and contemporary Dutch poets to light. The poets represented are Cees Nooteboom, Gerrit Achterberg, Hugo Claus, Sybren Polet, Hans Faverey, and Rutger Kopland.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

GERRIT ACHTERBERG (1905-62)

Ballade van de gasfitter / Ballad of the Gasfitter 2

SYBREN POLET (1924- )

Zelfrepeterend gedicht / Self-Repeating Poem 32

HUGO CLAUS (1929- )

Tien manieren om P. B. Shelley te zien /

Ten Ways of Looking at P. B. Shelley 48

CEES NOOTEBOOM (1933- )

Basho / Basho 60

HANS FAVEREY (1933-90)

Chrysanten, roeiers / Chrysanthemums, rowers 70

"De aarde; uit aardewerk bestaande" /

"The earth; consisting of earthenware" 80

"Aan de vaas" / "From the vase" 82

RUTGER KOPLAND (1934- )

Afdaling op klaarlichte dag / Descent in Broad Daylight 88

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691123851
Translator:
Coetzee, J. M.
Editor:
Coetzee, J. M.
Translator:
Coetzee, J. M.
Editor:
Jenkins, Nicholas
Editor:
Coetzee, J. M.
Author:
Coetzee, J. M.
Translator:
Coetzee, J. M.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Comparative Literature
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
comparative lit
Subject:
erature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Facing Pages
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 color plates.
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Though the Netherlands has been the site of vigorous literary activity since at least the Beweging van Vijftig (Movement of the Fifties) poets, the status of Dutch as a "minor" language spoken by only twenty-two million people has kept its rich poetry more or less a secret. This volume--featuring J. M. Coetzee's finely wrought English translations side-by-side with the originals--brings the work of six of the most important modern and contemporary Dutch poets to light.

Ranging in style from the rhetorical to the intensely lyrical, the work here includes examples of myth-influenced modernist verse, nature poetry, experimental poetry, poems conscious of themselves within a pan-European avant-garde, and Cees Nooteboom's uncompromising reflections on the powers and limitations of art. In addition to Nooteboom, the poets represented are Gerrit Achterberg, Hugo Claus, Sybren Polet, Hans Faverey, and Rutger Kopland--a who's who of contemporary Dutch poetry.

In Youth, Coetzee's main character claims that "of all nations the Dutch are the dullest, the most antipoetic." With these marvelous translations, the author proves his protagonist wrong.

"Synopsis" by , Though the Netherlands has been the site of vigorous literary activity since at least the era of the Beweging van Vijftig (Movement of the Fifties) poets, the status of Dutch as a "minor" language has kept its rich poetry more or less a secret. This volume--featuring J. M. Coetzee's finely wrought English translations side-by-side with the originals--brings the work of six of the most important modern and contemporary Dutch poets to light. The poets represented are Cees Nooteboom, Gerrit Achterberg, Hugo Claus, Sybren Polet, Hans Faverey, and Rutger Kopland.
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