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Translated by Peter Oram, Alex Barr
Starborn Books, 208pp Hardback ISBN-10189953038XSeries 3 Number 16 - The Dialect of the Tribe
Review by Delphine Grass
Vergers is arguably the most famous of Rilke’s poetry collections written in French. The title itself holds special importance in Rilke’s poetic venture. It was this word that stirred his first impulse to write in the French language while residing in Veyras, Switzerland. Although they are often referred to as Rilke’s ‘simpler’ poems, one could turn...» Read review in full» More reviews in this issue
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The Galloping Stone
The Galloping Stone
By Various writers
Translated by Gillian Allnutt
New Writing North, 2010, ISBN 978 0955882968The Galloping Stone features writing from people with troubling stories to tell, but it's been an interesting read on my Summer reading pile. Clients, staff and volunteers of The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture North East Office and Gillian Allnutt have contributed to a haunting, optimistic and beautiful volume that also contains stunning accompanying photos. You can't help but be transported by these words as they evoke homelands left behind, journeys survived and futures hoped for. The words in this book stay with you, as does the hope for the writers of them.
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