Stolen Apples : With Adaptations By James Dickey, Geoffrey Dutton, Lawrence ferlinghetti, Anthony kahn, Stanley Kunitz, George reavey, John Updike, Richard Wilbur
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- Dimensions (in):8.2 x 5.8 x 1.2
- Publication Date:1971
Translations of the poet by American poets of varied sensibility (Dickey, Wilbur, Ferlinghetti, Updike, Kunitz, et al.) out of which the reader must invent his own Yevtushenko. Yevtushenko is at his best in his personal selection: usually even the political poems are undercut by humor (""Who was Hitler?/ A cubist of gas chambers""), and the others are imbued with the kind of nostalgia that distances -- how time will falsify the moment by objectifying feeling and belief: ""Some time in the future -- God, do not let me, do not let me!/ when I will fall out of love with you, and really die""). The translator of each poem is usually easily identifiable -- craft and taste are more self-conscious and appear exaggerated when adapting another's ""content"" -- and out of his personal preference the reader will find Yevtushenko, perhaps domesticated within the regular stanzas of Stanley Kunitz or Geoffrey Dutton, but more likely dancing inside the irregular, jumpy lines, and masculine syntax and language of James Dickey.
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