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The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (Paperback)

By: J.D. McClatchy (Editor)


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This groundbreaking volume may well be the poetry anthology for the global village. As selected by J.D. McClatchy, this collection includes masterpieces from four continents and more than two dozen languages in translations by such distinguished poets as Elizabeth Bishop, W.S. Merwin, Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney. Among the countries and writers represented are:


  • Bangladesh--Taslima Nasrin
  • Chile--Pablo Neruda
  • China--Bei Dao, Shu Ting
  • El Salvador--Claribel Alegria
  • France--Yves Bonnefoy
  • Greece--Odysseus Elytis, Yannis Ritsos
  • India--A.K. Ramanujan
  • Israel--Yehuda Amichai
  • Japan--Shuntaro Tanikawa
  • Mexico--Octavio Paz
  • Nicaragua--Ernesto Cardenal
  • Nigeria--Wole Soyinka
  • Norway--Tomas Transtromer
  • Palestine--Mahmoud Darwish
  • Poland--Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz
  • Russia--Joseph Brodsky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  • Senegal--Leopold Sedar Senghor
  • South Africa--Breyten Breytenbach
  • St. Lucia, West Indies--Derek Walcott



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