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Worm-Eaten Time : Poems from a Life Under Normalization, 1968-1989 (Bilingual) (Paperback) (Pavel Srut)

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Pavel Šrut's Worm-Eaten Time, in an award-winning translation by Deborah H. Garfinkle, introduces the seminal work of one of Czechoslovakia's most important living poets to an English-speaking audience for the first time. With dark humor and surprising tenderness, Šrut's Soviet-banned masterpiece is an essential addition to the canon of twentieth century banned literature.Worm-Eaten Time is an elegy for Šrut's fallen homeland, written in the months following the Soviet invasion. After the work was banned, Šrut ceased writing poetry for over a decade, feeling that poetry itself had become meaningless in the face of occupation. Ultimately, the need to speak won out and Šrut began writing again, publishing unofficially in various publications.This ground-breaking translation was supported by a Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and a PEN Center USA Translation Grant. Selected poems fromWorm-Eaten Time have appeared in TWO LINES, Tri-Quarterly Online, B O D Y, and The Massachusetts Review.
Edition: Bilingual
Number of Pages: 153
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: Continental European
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Pavel Srut
Language: English
Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 51079712
UPC: 9781939419613
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-2059
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