Oranges and Snow PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Oranges and Snow free pdf Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic has done more than anyone since Czeslaw Milosz to introduce English-language readers to the greatest modern Slavic poets. In "Oranges and Snow", Simic continues this work with his translations of one of today's finest Serbian poets, Milan Djordjevic. An encounter between two poets and two languages, this bilingual edition - the first selection of Djordjevic's work to appear in English - features Simic's translations and the Serbian originals on facing pages. Simic, a native Serbian speaker, has selected some forty-five of Djordjevic's best poems and provides an introduction in which he discusses the poet's work, as well as the challenges of translation. Djordjevic, who was born in Belgrade in 1954, is a poet who gives equal weight to imagination and reality. This book ranges across his entire career to date. His earliest poems can deal with something as commonplace as a bulb of garlic, a potato, or an overcoat fallen on the floor. Later poems, often dreamlike and surreal, recount his travels in Germany, France, and England. His recent poems are more autobiographical and realistic and reflect a personal tragedy. Confined to his house after being hit and nearly killed by a car while crossing a Belgrade street in 2007, the poet writes of his humble surroundings, the cats that come to his door, the birds he sees through his window, and the copies of one of his own books that he once burnt to keep warm. Whatever their subject, Djordjevic's poems are beautiful, original, and always lyrical.

About Milan Djordjevic

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator who has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Wallace Stevens Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. From 2007 to 2008 he was U.S. Poet Laureate. A native Serbian speaker, he has published English translations of many poets from the former Yugoslavia.

Details Book

Author : Milan Djordjevic
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Data Published : 21 November 2010
ISBN : 0691142467
EAN : 9780691142463
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Oranges and Snow

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • The Lunatic: Poems free pdfThe Lunatic: Poems

    From Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate Charles Simic comes a dazzling collection of poems as original. meditative. and humorous as the legendary poet himself..

  • Dark Things free pdfDark Things

    US Poet Laureate Charles Simic translates Serbia's leading poet Novica Tadic. Includes Introduction by Charles Simic..

  • Unending Blues: Poems free pdfUnending Blues: Poems

    Whether he draws for inspiration on American blues. Serbian folktales. or Greek myths. Simic's words have a way of their own. Each of these forty-four poems is a powerful mixture of concrete images..

  • The Guardians of the Fallen Kingdom free pdfThe Guardians of the Fallen Kingdom

    J.R.R. Tolkien was trying to learn Serbian language in order to read Serbian epic poems in the original. These were the poems about great heroes from the Serbian past (Czar Lazar..

  • Wilfred Owen (Poet to Poet) free pdfWilfred Owen (Poet to Poet)

    In this series. a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces. the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in our literature..

  • Oranges and Snow free pdfOranges and Snow

    Downloadable Ebooks Free. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic has done more than anyone since Czeslaw Milosz to introduce English-language readers to the greatest modern Slavic poets. In "Orange