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Oranges and Snow: Selected Poems of Milan Djordjevic
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 ...more
Hardcover, 111 pages
Published November 21st 2010 by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 2010)
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There was a phase of my reading life where everything Charles Simic touched was absolute gold to me. That has passed a little bit, and his recent books of poems have started to sound a little repetitive to me, staking out the same ground he's successfully occupied already for decades. This book of poems he has translated by Serbian poet Milan Djordjevic, though, is top-notch. I would add it to two of his other books of translations -- "Devil's Lunch" by Aleksandar Ristovic, and "The Horse Has ...more