The Translations of Seamus Heaney

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The late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney was best known for his original poetry but won high acclaim also for his remarkable translations. This new volume collects the latter, spotlighting his range--from ancient Greek drama to old Irish poems to Beowulf and beyond--and his dexterity with not just one, but many languages. This is a word hoard to be prized and savored.


 

 


 

The Translations of Seamus Heaney By Seamus Heaney, Marco Sonzogni (Editor) Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780374277734
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 21st, 2023

Thomas Mann: New Selected Stories

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Damion Searls, the prolific translator of works including Jon Fosse’s Septology, here renders Thomas Mann's best short stories--some of which have not been re-translated in decades--into fresh and energetic English.  Always exhibiting a verve that makes these fictions seem new, this volume is as perfect for readers looking for an introduction to Mann as it is for those already familiar with his oeuvre. The delights here are many.

 

 

 

Thomas Mann: New Selected Stories By Damion Searls (Translated by), Thomas Mann Cover Image
By Damion Searls (Translated by), Thomas Mann
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631498480
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Published: Liveright - February 28th, 2023

Greek Lessons, by Han Kang

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Hailing from Seoul, the woman at the center of Han Kang’s novel has been struck mute by life’s traumas and decides to learn Greek, hoping to regain her speech by reinvigorating her love of language. Her teacher is a man who is losing his eyesight, and through these characters' struggle to negotiate similar, but distinct, tragedies, Kan explores grief, loss, and the experiences that connect us. As powerful as any of Kan's previous works, this one is her most tender and introspective.

 

Greek Lessons: A Novel By Han Kang, Deborah Smith (Translated by), Emily Yae Won (Translated by) Cover Image
By Han Kang, Deborah Smith (Translated by), Emily Yae Won (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593595275
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Published: Hogarth - April 18th, 2023

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