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Nothing is Lost: Selected Poems (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)

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  • Sales Rank:3,510,147
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:192
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):9.4 x 6.2 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:April 5, 2004
  • ISBN:069111840X
  • EAN:9780691118406
  • ASIN:069111840X
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Synopsis

This is the first comprehensive English-language collection of verse by the most celebrated Slovenian poet of modern times and one of Europe's most notable postwar poets, Edvard Kocbek (1904-1981).

The selections introduce the reader to the full spectrum of Kocbek's long and distinguished career, starting with the pantheist and expressionist nature poems of his early period and continuing through the politically engaged poetry written during and after World War II, to the philosophical and metaphysical meditations of his fecund late period.

Readers will be struck by the originality and freshness of Kocbek's sinewy and intense vision, rendered into fluid and idiomatic English by two experienced translators. The Slovenian texts appear on the facing pages.

The opening stanza of "Moon with a Halo"

The man beside me was killed.

He had a mother who bore him

and a father who made him toys,

he had a brother and a playful uncle

and a little girl with blond braids,

he had a wooden cart and a wooden horse,

a trunkful of colored dreams

and a brook where he used to fish.


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