The Lorca Variations: I-XXXIII

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New Directions Publishing, 1993 - Poetry - 90 pages
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Having recently returned to translating Lorca, Rothenberg began to appropriate and rearrange items of Lorca's vocabulary and to compose a series of poems of his own that 'both are and aren't mine, both are and aren't Lorca.' As an original work, The Lorca Variations are, as he describes them, 'a way of coming full circle into a discovery that began with Lorca and for which he has stood with certain others as a guide and constant fellow-traveler.'
  

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I'm a sucker for anything Rothenberg. And I love Lorca.... Read full review

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User Review  - Marcus - Goodreads

Remixing can produce interesting results in both music and poetry. Lorca's eye and Rothenberg's ear combine for some mind-blowing lines. Read full review

Contents

A Homage
i
11 Blue PoemsBlue River
ii
III Lorcas Clocks
iii
More Clocks 8
iv
VY Mirror Visions 9
v
VI At Night
13
VII Water
16
VIII Backwaters
18
XVII God Dark with Palm Trees
37
XVIII Those Who Wait
40
XIX In a Time of War
42
XX Songs at Nightfall
44
XXI The Return
47
I Shadows
49
XXIII White
52
XXIV Lorcas Mirror
56

IX A Cuckoo Suite
19
X Sublunar Visions
23
XI Newton
25
XII Federico Newton Adam
27
Fireworks Suite
30
XIV Wheel of Fortune
33
XV Water Jets
34
XVI Seaside Sirens Stars
35
XXV Two Allegories
58
XXVI Palimpsests
60
XXVII Lorcas Journals
63
XXVIII For Turtles
67
XXIX Lunar Grapefruits
69
XXX Jewish Cemetery 1
75
A Postface to The Lorca Variations
88
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Author and translator of nearly 100 books of poetry as well as editor of numerous groundbreaking anthologies.

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