An arresting sequence of poems based on the life and paintings of Edward Hopper, in an award-winning translation from the Catalan
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Graywolf Press
(first published 2009)
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Edward Hopper (Graywolf, 2009) is a complex and striking work of narrative-lyrical poetry, skirting on the epic, that is also one of the more interesting books of poetry to be recently published in English. There are a number of things that make Lawrence Venuti’s translation of Ernest Farrés’s book of poems in the voice of Edward Hopper unusual. One should be obvious from the previous sentence: a tripled persona in which translator speaks for poet who speaks for painter. Another is the scope of...more