Looking Eastward

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Daniel Weissbort
King's College London, University of London, 2003 - Poetry - 287 pages
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Weissbort’s intention was to end his tenure with the series Modern Poetry in Translation with an issue devoted, in part, to Eastern Europe, as the first book in the MPT series (1965) was largely devoted to this region or, more precisely, to the first post-War generation of poets, such as Zbigniew Herbert, Miroslav Holub, and Vasko Popa. In this most recent volume of MPT, Weissbort explores the changed landscape of the past thirty years, including interviews with writers of succeeding generations and a few survivors from the Herbert generation.

Other features of Looking Eastward include a broad selection of MPT cofounder Ted Hughes’ unpublished translations from various languages and time periods, and a selection of work from student translators.

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Unpublished Translations A Tribute compiled by Daniel Weissbort
Vladimir Gandelsman tr Nika Skandiaka and Yana Djin
Ivan Krylov tr Gordon Pirie

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About the author (2003)

Peter Viereck (1916-2006) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, critic, and historian. He held the Kenan Chair in History at Mount Holyoke College and was known as one of America's early leaders of conservatism. He was the recipient of Guggenheim fellowships both in history and poetry. In addition to his contributions to Poetry Magazine and the Atlantic Monthly, his many books include Inner Liberty: The Stubborn Grit in the Machine; Metapolitics: From Wagner and the German Romantics to Hitler;and Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill.

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