Nelly Sachs

CHILD child in the whirlwind of departure pushing your toes' white flaming foam against the burning ring of the horizon seeking death's...
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Books in Brief | Friday Pick

Herewith a fresh selection of our favorite recent poetry, fiction, and biography in translation from Ukrainian, Hungarian, Czech, and Italian.

Friday Pick: Frederick Seidel’s Nice Weather

Frederick Seidel's 15th collection of poems is written in what Edward Said called "late style." Rather than displaying a torrid self-questioning of the poet's previous achievements, as Said defines late style writing, the poems in Seidel's book retain the inimitable voice he has developed over the past 50 years, but use it to confront death with more sobriety than ever before.

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