Synopses & Reviews
Waterlings are the mysterious beings at the center of Veno Taufer's collection of poems. Employing his trademark concise language with hypercondensed imagery and rhythmic drive, Taufer presents an entire mythic world. In six epic lyric poems, the waterlings pray and chant incantations, engage in song, tell their legends, and explore the seas and forests of a fully imagined and realized fairyland.
Lyric poetry has long been the most important branch of literature in Slovenia, and Taufer is considered one of its central figures. Presented in a bilingual edition with English translations supervised by the author, Waterlings is a major work from an important European writer.