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The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations

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The astonishing collection of the translations Robert Bly has been producing for more than fifty years, introducing foreign poets to American readers for the first time.

Robert Bly has always been amazingly prescient in his choice of poets to translate. The poetry he selected supplied qualities that seemed lacking from the literary culture of this country. At a time when ed
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ebook, 416 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published March 24th 2009)
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Josh Paul
Feb 18, 2008 Josh Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Great collection of translations, almost everyone in here is worth buying entire books by.
Ida
Jul 15, 2011 Ida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I am a huge fan of poetry and this is my favorite anthology. It seems as though every page is dog-eared. Bly does a sublime job with the translations- I have encountered these poems in other translations which are awkward and horrible in comparison. This is such a diverse collection I think that most readers would at least enjoy some poems.
Jessie B.
Feb 14, 2013 Jessie B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, anthology
I picked up this collection as it had a few of my favourite poets but in reading it I discovered a few more.
Debra
Jan 02, 2014 Debra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enlightening Rilke translations. Hafiz, Trakyl, Jacobson and every poet in this book is magically represented by Bly.
Ward Bell
Sep 19, 2009 Ward Bell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbelievably fine collection of poems from around the world and across the ages, translated by a master poet.
Ivan Granger
Jun 02, 2012 Ivan Granger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
A very nice collection with a modern feel. Poetry ranges from Rilke, Antonio Machado, and Juan Ramon Jimenez, to Rumi, Hafez, Kabir, and Mirabai.
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Robert Bly is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement.
Robert Bly was born in western Minnesota in 1926 to parents of Norwegian stock. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and spent two years there. After one year at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, he transferred to Harvard and thereby joined the famous group of writers who were undergraduates at that time, which i
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