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Shatter the Bell in My Ear : Selected Poems of Christine Lavant
by Lavant, Christine, and Chorlton, David (Translated by)

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Poetry. Translated from the German by David Chorlton in a bilingual edition. Writing sometimes in rhyme, sometimes in free verse, Lavant employed directness in her language. I have chosen more of the free verse poems to translate and when there is rhyme I find it preferable to hold on to tone and meaning than attempting to replicate the echoing sounds. The use of sun and moon and stars would easily become a clich¿¿¿ were it not for the unusual slant in the work. So strong was Lavant's connection to the commonplace elements that moon and stars become symbols illuminating her particular, troubled road to Heaven. Even glancing at first lines in several of the poems here displays this tendency: 'The moon's halo was never so large... I hear the heavy moon approaching... Ever closer to the Milky Way's edge... The moon's signal light.'--David Chorlton

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Shatter the Bell in My Ear: Selected Poems of Christine LavantShatter the Bell in My Ear: Selected Poems of Christine Lavant (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 2017
Publisher: Bitter Oleander Press, 2017.
Price: $11.00
Seller: The Book Den, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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Poetry. Translated from the German by David Chorlton in a bilingual edition. Writing sometimes in rhyme, sometimes in free verse, Lavant employed directness in her language. I have chosen more of the free verse poems to translate and when there is rhyme I find it preferable to hold on to tone and meaning than attempting to replicate the echoing sounds. The use of sun and moon and stars would easily become a clich¿¿¿ were it not for the unusual slant in the work. So strong was Lavant's connection to the commonplace elements that moon and stars become symbols illuminating her particular, troubled road to Heaven. Even glancing at first lines in several of the poems here displays this tendency: 'The moon's halo was never so large... I hear the heavy moon approaching... Ever closer to the Milky Way's edge... The moon's signal light.'--David Chorlton

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  • PID: 16284038294
  • ISBN-13: 9780986204982
  • Publisher: Bitter Oleander Press
  • Seller: Alibris
    Condition: New.
    Notes: Text in German, English. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 128 p.