Twisted Angels: Brazilian literature at the Brighton Festival 22 May
In this celebration of Brazilian literature, a leading poet and two translators lead a lively discussion and launch two publications: Twisted Angels, Modern Poetry in Translation’s spring issue, devoted to the best in Brazilian poetry; and the landmark Brazilian novel Nowhere People, to be published by And Other Stories in August.
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Anna Crowe: on translating Manuel Forcano
For some reason, I find it quite hard to write about the process of translating poetry. I usually work from languages I know – in my case, they are all Romance languages – and it feels an instinctive thing, like singing in tune with an existing piece of music. I have only once, quite recently, worked from a prose crib, translating poems by Mikhail Lermontov, working to a strict metre and finding rhymes, and it reminded me of the couple of times...
Homesick for the Earth: Selected PoemsIn her introduction, Moniza Alvi describes how a vague project to produce ‘half a dozen poems after Supervielle’ has culminated in a collection of over forty ‘hybrid poems with … a great deal of him, as well as some of me.’ Jules Supervielle (1884–1960), born in Uruguay to French parents and orphaned before he was a year old, grew up in Paris and in Montevideo and over h...
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