Anne Carson

Letter to Anne Carson: Work of Remembrance and Mourning

‘I came to think of translating,’ you write in Nox ‘… as a room, not exactly an unknown room, where one gropes for the light switch.’ I read your words and imagine you standing in a dark room, your hand thrust forward for a handshake with Catullus’s Poem 101.

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Sandra D’Urso Interviews Fiona Hile

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Exploring and Renegotiating Transparency in Poetry Translation

To read poetry in translation, no matter how ‘close’ the rendering is to the original text, is to necessarily involve another figure in the reading and interpreting process. Readers of translations are not only receiving the work of the original …

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Lunch with Mussolini

a rhapsody in four courses Rome, some time after 1930     I should have tales about the politics we speak, recount how the Great Man sees Fascism’s future in the world but instead I recall how, at first touch …

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Writing on the Wall

My head spins – the audacity of coming so close to the Gods!

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